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Dr Jasmine Calver

  • Overview



    Jasmine is an historian of modern Europe specialising in transnational women's activism of the interwar period, specifically anti-fascist, feminist, pacifist, and communist varieties. She was awarded her PhD from Northumbria University in December 2019 and worked as a lecturer at the University of Sunderland before joining Birkbeck in September 2023. 

    Jasmine is a member of the Early Career Editorial Board of History, the journal of the Historical Association.



    • PhD in History, Northumbria University, 2019
    • MRes in History, Northumbria University, 2015
    • BA(Hons) in History, Northumbria University, 2014

    Administrative responsibilities

    • Learning Support Liaison
    • Foundation Year Liaison


  • Research


    Research interests

    • women's activism
    • twentieth century
    • interwar period
    • history of activism
    • feminism
    • anti-fascism
    • communism
    • communist internationalism
    • transnational history
    • French history

    Research overview

    My current research examines how colonial ideas influenced how French women of the Comité mondial des femmes contre la guerre et le fascisme (Women's World Committee against War and Fascism), who held nominally anti-colonial beliefs, constructed their activism against fascism in Algeria and North Africa more broadly. This follows from my PhD research on the Comité mondial des femmes contre la guerre et le fascisme, which was published by Routledge as a book entitled Anti-Fascism, Gender, and International Communism: The Comité mondial des femmes contre la guerre et le fascisme, 1934 - 1941 in November 2022. 

    I am also beginning the research on a project about women and international communism in the period from c. 1917 to 1945. 

  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching


    Teaching modules

    • Queer Histories/Queer Cultures (FDGD012S7)
    • The Historian's Craft (HICL022S7)
    • Mastering Historical Research: Birkbeck Approaches (SSHC247S7)
    • Research Skills for Historians (SSHC386Z7)
    • Exploring the Past (SSHC407S5)
    • Writing the Past: Dissertation (SSHC408D6)
    • The Modern World (SSHC411S4)