Emma Griffin ~ Historian & Author

Emma Griffin is a Professor of Modern British History at the UEA. She is the author of several books, the editor of the Historical Journal, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Emma Griffin was educated at London and Cambridge and is now based at the University of East Anglia. She is the author of four books, most recently Liberty's Dawn: A People's History of the British Industrial Revolution, published by Yale UP in 2013, as well as many articles, essays and reviews in both academic and non-academic publications. Her current project is focussed on women and work in Victorian Britain and explores the emotions of family life and the origins and consequences of low female pay.

Emma is a frequent contributor to radio and television, and has written and presented several Radio 4 documentaries on diverse aspects of her research, from the history of foxhunting, to the industrial revolution, to the gender pay gap and its history. She was a historical advisor for the Channel 4 drama, The Mill and co-presented 'The Real Mill' with Tony Robinson on More4. She has appeared as an expert contributor on several radio and television programmes, including BBC1’s Why do you Think You Are? and Radio 4's In Our Time.

Please browse this website to find out more about her books and research on the industrial revolution and the history of women and family in Victorian Britain.