Department of Education

Abigail Branford

Research Student

College Affiliation: Jesus College

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

Making Meaning from History: An Educational Study of GCSE History


‘Transitions, Truth-Telling and Teaching History’, Cambridge Open-Review Educational Research e-Journal, Vol. 4, 2017.

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