Ms Chloë Ingersent

DPhil Candidate in History

Chloë completed her undergraduate and MSt studies in Oxford, at Regent’s Park College and Worcester College respectively.

She began her DPhil studies at Oriel as an AHRC DTP Studentship-Doctoral Award holder in October 2016, and is supervised by Dr Jonathan Healey. She has enjoyed teaching undergraduates themes in early modern gender history.

Research interests

Chloë works on early modern gender, social, and intellectual history, with a special emphasis on early modern criminality. Her doctoral thesis explores violence perpetrated by women in sixteenth-century England. This utilises Star Chamber records from the reign of Henry VII to Elizabeth I alongside literary sources such as plays, taking feminist historiography as its starting-point. Chloë’s masters dissertation explored the centrality of religion to post-Restoration execution narratives. Her postgraduate projects have led to research in topics including spouse-murder, rape, infanticide, female sexuality and aspects of early modern law – for example, coverture and self-defence pleas.

In her free time Chloë writes, garnering a nomination for the Guardian’s Student Columnist of the Year Award whilst an undergraduate. She is also obsessed with stone circles and enjoys long-distance running.