Eilis Boyle

Eilis Boyle

Profile

I completed my MA by research at the University of Leeds in 2016. This project examined the social and psychological impact of facial injuries in Britain after the First World War. 

I am currently completing my PhD thesis, and am a member of the European Research Council funded Men, Women and Care project, which examines the establishment of formal and informal structures of care after the First World War. 


Publications

‘An uglier duckling than before’: Reclaiming agency and visibility amongst facially-wounded ex-servicemen in Britain after the First Word War’, Alter European Journal of Disability Research, 13 (2019), 308-22. 

 

Teaching experience 

University of Leeds

2017-2019, Seminar tutor, HIST1055: Historiography and Historical Skills. I designed a module around my research interests, which explored gender and disability after the First World War 

2018/19, Seminar tutor, HIST1210: The Modern World, 1750-1989

University of Huddersfield 

2020, Lecturer and seminar tutor, AHH3211-1920: The Great War: Culture and Society
 

Research interests

My research interests:

Gender and disability history

Masculinities 

Physical and mental disability/difference

Facial difference 

 

My PhD thesis explores the experiences of facially and psychologically-wounded veterans in interwar Britain. It considers issues of agency and visibility, analysing power structures and the necogiation of gender norms and stigma within varying sites of care, including the state, instituions and domestic spaces.