President

Stephanie Spencer is Professor of History of Women’s Education at the University of Winchester. She first joined the History of Education Society as a postgraduate in 1997 and was secretary prior to being elected as vice-president. Her research focuses on formal and informal education for girls in the 1950s. She is particularly interested in the education of the teenager and the borderline between school-leaving and employment. Her publications include Gender, Work and Education in Britain in the 1950s (Palgrave MacMillan, 2005) and Alumni Voices: The Changing Experience of Higher Education with Andrea Jacobs and Camilla Leach (University of Winchester Press, 2015). She is currently writing a book for Springer / Palgrave on British and American School Stories in Britain and the US, 1910-1960: Fiction, Femininity and Friendship with Nancy Rosoff (Arcadia University). She is also working with the Centre for the History of Women’s Education, at the University of Winchester, on the British and International Federations of University Women. She is a member of the Steering Committee of Women’s History Network and on the editorial board of History of Education, Women’s History Review and Journal of Educational Administration and History.