Naomi completed her doctoral thesis: Re-evaluating the Actresses Franchise League: actresses, politics and activism from 1908-1958
in the Drama Department of the University of Manchester in 2015. Her supervisor was Professor Maggie Gale.
Her current research interests include:
- Performative propaganda in the women's suffrage movement
- The involvement of theatre professionals in the suffrage movement
- Networks of suffragist and feminist activists in the first half of the twentieth century
- Cultural histories of political and feminist theatre
- Actor training, especially physical theatre and movement based practices
- Applied theatre practice, especially puppetry with non-verbal and autistic spectrum participants
Naomi was one of the AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers in 2014-15 and has extensive public engagement experience.
From 2017-18 Naomi worked at Parliament as part of the Vote 100 team, on a AHRC funded project with the University of Lincoln entitled
'What Difference Did the War Make? World War One and Votes for Women'
Find out more here: www.parliament.uk/whatdifference