Dr Emily Bridger

Personal details





University of Exeter

PhD in History

Supervised by Dr Stacey Hynd and Prof James Mark

Supported by College of Humanities International Doctoral Studentship and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada


Trinity College, University of Oxford

MSc in African Studies

Dissertation title: "Winnie Mandela, Militant Motherhood and Female Violence in South Africa's Anti-Apartheid Struggle, 1985-1991", supervised by Dr. Jonny Steinberg

Passed with Distinction


Dalhousie Universty (Halifax, Canada)

BA (Hons) in History and International Development Studies

Dissertation title: "'The Americanisation of the Holocaust'?: Representations of the Holocaust in American Popular Culture", supervised by Dr. John Bingham

​Supported by Dalhousie Alumni Association Scholarship and the Lois Robertson Scholarship



Professional/research experience

January 2012 - August 2012:

Atlantic Council of Canada (ACC)

Junior Research Fellow

-The ACC is a NATO-affiliated foreign policy think-tank located in Toronto, Canada

-Specialised in South African foreign policy, Canada-Africa relations and Canada’s international development sector

-Wrote journalistic and foreign policy articles, provided background research and analysis