Dr Alistair Robinson
1 April 2019 - 30 March 2020
Alistair Robinson’s PhD thesis examines the portrayal of vagrants in nineteenth-century British culture, and is particularly interested in how generic, historical, and geographical factors impacted the ways in which they were represented. During his time at the Institute of English Studies Alistair will be developing these research interests in his monograph project entitled Victorian Vagrancy: The Wandering Poor in the Long Nineteenth Century. He was awarded his PhD in in English Literature by University College London in 2019, and holds a master’s degree from Edinburgh and a bachelor’s degree from Cambridge. His research has been published in the Journal of Victorian Culture and the Review of English Studies.