Professor Selina Todd

Professor of Modern History

Professor Selina Todd is a historian of women, labour and class relations who has published widely in these areas. She is very interested in how history can inform the present and help create a more egalitarian future.

Her first book, Young women, work, and family in England, 1918-1950 (Oxford, 2005) won the Women's History Network annual book prize. Her second book, The People: the rise and fall of the working class, 1910-2010 (London, 2014), was a Sunday Times bestseller. She recently published Tastes of Honey: the making of Shelagh Delaney and a cultural revolution (London, 2019) and is currently writing a history of social mobility in modern Britain.