I am a PhD student in History at the University of York, UK, working on a project on grassroots community action groups in Britain and the United States in the 1970s. In Spring 2013, I will be taking up a three month research fellowship at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. I'm interested in urban history and twentieth century political history. I also enjoy hiking, running and cycling, as well as cinema and quality TV shows. I am a very keen traveller and I have travelled widely in Europe, North Africa, Australia and Latin America.