Our Team

Founder

Emily Glynn
Stephenson College Alumni

Emily founded the society back in May 2020 as an exciting yet small-scale project exploring the interconnectivity between history and politics. She graduated Durham in 2021 with a First in History, and starts her postgraduate degree in National Security Studies at King’s College London this September.

President

Maximus McCabe-Abel
College of St Hild and St Bede

Contact: maximus.mccabe-abel@durham.ac.uk

Maximus joined the society in May 2020 as one of its founding Editors. After becoming Vice President five months later, in May 2021 he was elected as President of the society for the 2021/22 year.

Vice President

Emerald McLaughlin
John Snow College

Contact: emerald.mclaughlin@durham.ac.uk

Emerald joined the society in May 2020 as one its founding Editors. Having excelled in that position for the year, she was elected as Vice President for 2021/22 in June.

Treasurer

Stephanie Chan
Collingwood College

Contact: stephanie.s.chan@durham.ac.uk

Having already been a keen contributor on our blog, Stephanie joined the society in June 2021 as Treasurer for the upcoming year and is responsible for the society’s finances.

Senior Publicity Officer

Isobel Hine
John Snow College

Contact: isobel.a.hine@durham.ac.uk

Isobel joined the society in June 2021 as Senior Publicity Officer. She is responsible for directing the image of the society and designing our excellent graphics.

Senior Events Officer

Ruby Freeman
Van Mildert College

Contact: ruby.freeman@durham.ac.uk

Ruby joined the society in June 2021 as our Senior Events Officer. She will be taking the reins with organising our winter ball, Annual Conference event and more.

Senior Editor

Ellie Williams-Brown
St. Aidan’s College

Contact: eleanor.c.williams-brown@durham.ac.uk

Ellie joined the society back in May 2020 as the founding Senior Editor of History in Politics. Having excelled in that position for the year and overseen the successful completion of 2 printed journals and a successful blog, she re-joins us for the 2021/22 year.

Podcast & Interview Coordinator

Emma Bain
Van Mildert College

Contact: emma.s.bain@durham.ac.uk

Emma joined the society in June 2021 as our first Podcast & Interview Coordinator. Her role will involve the directing the future series’ of our podcast, Dead Current, and organising interviews with interesting people.

Junior Publicity Officer

Joshua Guillen-Caamano
Trevelyan College

Contact: joshua.guillen-caamano@durham.ac.uk

Joshua joined the society in June 2021 as our Junior Publicity Officer. He is involved with the design and image of the society, including many of our excellent graphics.

Junior Events Officer

Joe Rossiter
St. Aidan’s College

Contact: joseph.w.rossiter@durham.ac.uk

Joe joined the society in June 2021 as our Junior Events Officer. He undoubtedly will be central in the organisation of our winter ball, Annual Conference event, and socials.

Junior Journal Creative Director

Farisha Naznin
University College

Contact: farisha.naznin@durham.ac.uk

Farisha joined the society in June 2021 as our Junior Journal Creative Director. Having already produced two History in Politics journals, we are excited to see what Farisha brings to the role.

Deputy Senior Editor

Patrick Stephens
St. Mary’s College

Contact: patrick.stephens@durham.ac.uk

Patrick joined the society in June 2021 as the Deputy Senior Editor. His role will involve supporting the Senior Editor in ensuring the blog and journal release runs smoothly.

Editor

Edward Selwyn-Sharpe
Van Mildert College

Contact: edward.r.selwyn-sharpe@durham.ac.uk

Edward joined the society in May 2020 as the founding Senior Events Officer. Having excelled in that position – from organising events with the UK Ministry of Defence and parliamentary speakers – he decided to run for Editor for the 2021/22 year, bringing his organisational skills and flair to the role.

Editor

Maddy Burt
College of St Hild and St Bede

Contact: madeleine.r.burt@durham.ac.uk

Having been a regular contributor to the History in Politics blog, Maddy formally joined the society in June 2021 as an Editor. She brings her expertise and organisational skills to this exciting position.

Editor

Rj Batkhuu
University College

Contact: arvijikh.batkhuu@durham.ac.uk

Rj joined the society in June 2021 as an Editor. He will undoubtedly play a significant role in the publication of our two upcoming journals and blog.

Writers and Contributors

Whilst we welcome blog articles from any History in Politics Society member, we also have official positions for those who would like to make a more formalised contribution to our blog. Writers produce three articles of their choosing per term, and contributors produce three per year. For more information on these positions, and if you would like to become a writer/contributor, please get in touch via the ‘Contact Us’ page.

Sifat Alag | Contributor

Julius Balchin | Summer Writer

Jonas Balkus | Contributor, Summer Writer

Lydia Benaicha | Contributor

Sophie Bodenham | Summer Writer

Ben Carter | Summer Writer

Cristina Coellen | Contributor

Leo Cullis | Writer

Sam Lake | Writer

May Lam | Contributor

Matthew Lambert | Summer Writer

Aoifke McGuire-France | Summer Writer

Henry Miller | Summer Writer

George Rhys-Evans | Summer Writer

Joe Rossiter | Writer

Miriam Shelley | Summer Writer

Aidan Taylor | Contributor