Donna Loftus

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Donna joined The Open University in 2000 and is now Senior Lecturer in the history of nineteenth-century Britain, interested in the impact of industrialisation and capitalism on everyday life. She is particularly interested in the people and things that don’t fit into conventional historical accounts such as working-class entrepreneurs and middle-class social investigators who struggle to explain what they see.

Donna enjoys interdisciplinary teaching and research because she likes to see how new perspectives are created when different sources and approaches interact and because she enjoys collaboration and learning from others.