I am currently a National Research Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of History, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. My research project examines the work and influence of the mothercraft movement in South Africa during the first half of the twentieth century.
I graduated with a PhD in history from Birkbeck, University of London, in 2010. My dissertation, ‘“What will this child be?”: Dutch Reformed Evangelicalism and Childhood in the Cape Colony, 1860-1895,’ was the first monograph on the history of childhood in South Africa.
I have published my research in a range of academic journals, including the Journal of Southern African Studies and the South African Historical Journal, and edited collections of essays. My dissertation is currently being revised for publication in book form.
You can find out more about my academic work here.
I write about the histories, cultures, and politics of food at my blog, Tangerine and Cinnamon. I have also written on a range of subjects - from higher education to feminism - for publications and blogs such as Fire and Knives, the Guardian, and Inside Higher Ed. You can find out more about my writing and reviews here.
I love cooking and baking, exploring cities, podcasts and internet radio, swimming, reading complicated fiction, art galleries, and have a near-obsessive enthusiasm for British, American, and South African politics. I help out occasionally at the Right2Know Campaign.
Please feel free to email me (sarahemilyduff [at] gmail [dot] com). You can also follow me on Twitter.