An interdisciplinary scholar with an English Literature background and social history expertise, Sasha researches gender, sex and food as a nexus of cultural anxieties, from the early modern period to the present day.
Her new book, Early Modern English Noblewomen and Self-Starvation, examines female food refusal during the early modern period, its literary representations, and its precise differentiation from the modern phenomenon of eating disorders. It represents the first interdisciplinary study of its kind.
Currently, her ongoing research projects include the food behaviour of women in asylums in the nineteenth century; gender, embodiment, and sexuality in Edwardian school fiction; the Earl of Rochester; and the language of gender and power in early modern bastardy trials.
She studied at University College London and Keble College Oxford.