Abigail graduated from Rhodes University (BA), University of Cape Town (BAHons), University of Cambridge (MPhil) and University of Oxford (MSc).
She is interested in the role of secondary school education in shaping and reshaping our understanding of society, power and justice. In particular she focuses on history education as a vehicle for dialogue in divided societies. This focus entails engaging with a wide range of fields such as transitional justice, peace education, citizenship, gender, sexuality and postcolonialism.
Title of Thesis
England, Empire and Education: the politics of teaching a history of empire in secondary schools