Dr Helen McCarthy is a Lecturer in modern British history at Queen Mary, University of London. She studied for her first degree in History at Cambridge, after which she spent a year at Harvard as a Kennedy Scholar. She worked for the think-tank Demos between 2002 and 2004 before moving to the Institute of Historical Research. She held a Junior Research Fellowship at St John’s College, Cambridge, for a year before joining Queen Mary in September 2009.
Helen’s first book for a general audience is Women of the World, a history of women in the diplomatic service, published by Bloomsbury. Women of the World was the winner in the ‘International Affairs’ category of the 2014 Political Book Awards.
Helen is now working on her second book, a history of working motherhood, again for Bloomsbury.
She tweets @HistorianHelen