Emily Rutherford

Ph.D. candidate in History

Columbia University

Heyman Center Fellow, 2018 - 2019

Project Title: "Opposition to Coeducation in British Universities, 1860-1935"

Emily Rutherford is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in History at Columbia. Her work focuses on education, gender and sexuality, and the politics of elite institutions in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain. Her dissertation is a political and cultural history of opposition to coeducation in British universities between 1860 and 1935. Her research has been funded by the Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the North American Council on British Studies. She has published on gender and Greek in the culture of late-Victorian Oxford in the Journal of British Studies and on the intellectual history of male homosexuality in the Journal of the History of Ideas. Before coming to Columbia, she received a B.A. in History at Princeton and an M.Phil. in Modern British and European History at Oxford.