Catherine Rose Ellis
Catherine is in the third year of a PhD in French, focusing on the role of eating and drinking in eighteenth-century sex work. She completed her BA in French and German at Durham in 2013, and returned to her beloved cathedral city in autumn of 2014 after studying for her Masters degree at Oxford. Her research is funded by an AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Award.
As well as reading about eighteenth-century dinners and sexual escapades, Catherine has spent her time at Durham co-ordinating the Modern Languages PGR forum, acting as the secretary to the Medieval and Early Modern Association (primarily by minuting long meetings and organising parties), and mentoring undergraduate students at her old college, Van Mildert. This year she is focusing primarily on writing up, finding arts and culture internships in the North East, and managing the MLAC blog.
To find out more about Catherine and her research, please visit her academia.edu page.