Katherine Cooper is an academic, writer and broadcaster whose interests lie in the literary culture and history of the early and mid-twentieth century. She is currently working on a book exploring how and why British writers like H.G. Wells, Storm Jameson and Rebecca West worked to save refugee writers from persecution in Europe during World War Two.
She has also published on gender and war writing, Britain and the construction of the ‘idea’ of Europe, women’s writing and the Yorkshire-born novelist Margaret Storm Jameson. Her topics include the world wars, women’s writing and popular feminism. She is one of this year’s BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinkers.