Christina Parolin completed her winning thesis Radical Spaces: Venues of Popular Politics in London 1790-c.1845 in the Humanities Research Centre, within the Research School of the Humanities and the Arts, in 2009.
“My thesis explores the vital relationship between space and radical culture in London, from the 1790s through the advent of Chartism, arguing that the venues in which radicalism operated were integral to the struggle of those men and women excluded from the political nation in this period” says Dr. Parolin.
Her thesis was chosen from a strong field of PhD theses completed across all areas of the College of Arts and Social Sciences between 2005 and 2009. Examiners praised Dr Parolin’s thesis as “a thought provoking piece of scholarship of a very high order… a highly accomplished piece of work, based on careful research in a wide range of sources, rooted in a critical understanding of earlier scholarship and advanced through clear and persuasive prose”. Another examiner emphasised that the thesis made an “original contribution… to our understanding of women’s participation in the culture of radicalism (in this period)”.
Dr Christina Parolin’s thesis will be published by ANU E Press in 2010.