Dr Jess Shahan

Teaching Fellow in International Relations

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  • Feedback and Support Times (Semester 2, 2020-21): By appointment only
  • Dissertation Hour (Semester 2, 2020-21): By appointment only

Personal Details:

My BA was from the University of North Florida in History with a minor in Gender Studies. My MA was obtained through the Erasmus programme in Women’s and Gender History from the University of Nottingham and Central European University. I completed my PhD in International Politics at Aberystwyth University with my thesis, Spying Gender: Women in British Intelligence 1969-1994.


  • My research interests include:
  • Women’s and gender history
  • Intelligence organisation and history (with emphasis on the latter half of the 20th century)
  • Women’s labour and employment
  • The role of memoirs and public sharing of experiences in shaping perceptions of intelligence work
  • Contemporary intelligence organisation and diversity within intelligence employment
  • Affiliations:

  • British International History Group, Committee Member
  • British International Studies Association, Member
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