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Dr Stephanie Wright

MAHons (St Andrews), MA (Sheffield), PhD (Sheffield)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Contact details

Department of History, Classics and Archaeology
Birkbeck, University of London
Room B33, 26 Russell Square



  • Dr Stephanie Wright is a Wellcome Trust postdoctoral researcher on the SHaME project. She is a social historian of modern Spain with broader interests in the history of psychiatry, disability, and gender. Her previous research examined the experiences of maimed veterans of the Spanish Civil War. She will continue to explore the social history of violence and the body in her next research project, which will explore sexual violence in Francoist Spain.
  • In addition to her postdoctoral research, Stephanie also sits on the ECR board of History: The Journal of the Historical Association, and co-edits The Language of Authoritarian Regimes.

Research and teaching

  • Research interests
  • See the SHaME project page for further information on Stephanie’s current research.


  • Journal articles
  • ‘Glorious brothers, unsuitable lovers: Moroccan veterans, Spanish women and the mechanisms of Francoist paternalism’ (2018) Journal of Contemporary History [advance access:]
  • ‘Los mutilados de Franco: el Benemérito Cuerpo y la política social en la España franquista’, Revista Universitaria de Historia Militar 5:9 (2016), pp. 75-92
  • Book reviews
  • [Review] ‘The Routes to Exile: France and the Spanish Civil War Refugees, 1939-2009’, French History 30:4 (2016), pp. 588-589
  • [Review] ‘Franquismo a Ras de Suelo: Zonas Grises, Apoyos Sociales y Actitudes durante la Dictadura (1936-1976)’, International Journal of Iberian Studies 29:1 (2016), pp. 84-86

Professional membership

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Honours and awards

  • Royal Historical Society Alexander Prize, Proxime Accesit, 2019
  • Institute of Historical Research Scouloudi Research Award, 2019
  • Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) Seed Scheme Award, 2018