Naomi Pullin is an early career researcher at the University of Oxford, where she co-ordinates the History Faculty’s Centre for Gender, Identity and Subjectivity and acts as the project co-ordinator for the interdisciplinary research network, Women in the Humanities, which is affiliated with The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).
She is also currently working as a part-time lecturer and seminar tutor at the University of Warwick. She holds a PhD in History from the University of Warwick and is currently adapting her thesis for monograph publication with the working title: ‘Female Friends and the Early Quaker Community: Gender and Identity in the Atlantic Age, 1650-1750’. This advances existing knowledge on the lives and experiences of Quaker women in the British Isles and American colonies by offering the first in-depth exploration of their lives and social interactions.
She is currently developing a new postdoctoral project on the construction of female enmities in the long seventeenth-century with the provisional title: 'Making Enemies: Conflict, Disputes and the Cultivation of Female Identity in the Early Modern British Atlantic'. This project will provide the first in-depth study of female enmities in the early modern period, by quesitioning whether female antagonisms had a distinctly gendered dimension.
She has won competitive funding awards for her research, including a three year Chancellor’s Scholarship at the University of Warwick, research grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Royal Historical Society, the Economic History Society and the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies.
Research interests: History of religion, gender studies, material culture, visual culture, friendship and sociability, toleration and persecution, history of emotions, domestic devotions, providence.