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Dr Jasmine Calver

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Academic Tutor

I joined the University of Sunderland as an Academic Tutor on a part-time basis in September 2019. I was awarded my PhD in December 2019 at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, where I also taught on the BA (Hons) History module. I am currently working on producing an article based on my PhD research.

Teaching and supervision

I currently teach on the modules:
  • HIS102 Foundations of Modern Europe
  • HIS216 Experiencing Twentieth Century Europe

Research interests for potential research students

My research interests include modern women's and gender history, international communism and socialism, and activism in France and Europe more widely in the twentieth century.


The Comité mondial des femmes contre la guerre et le fascisme: Anti-Fascist, Feminist, and Communist Activism in the 1930s.

My PhD thesis examines the Comité mondial des femmes contre la guerre et le fascisme (CMF), a women's communist front organisation which operated from 1934 until 1940. It examines how different forms of activism (feminist, communist, and anti-fascist) were utilised in its work. The main argument of the thesis posits that the CMF was an example of Popular Front ideals of socialist unity before the policy was officially adopted by the Comintern, organising leftists women against the growing threat of fascism and war.
  • 20th Century Women's Activism
  • 20th Century French/European History
  • International Communism
  • Transnational Women's Movements

Last updated 16 November 2021