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Sophia Lambert

University of Leeds
School of History
Understanding identity and assimilation through cemeteries: The Bradford Reform Jewish Community

I graduated with a BA in History from Leeds Beckett University, followed by an MA in Social and Cultural History from the University of Leeds. It was while studying migration histories that I developed an interest in Jewish migration to Britain. My PhD thesis focuses on Jewish migration to Bradford from Central Europe and explores Jewish identity through the headstones in the Reform section of Bradford’s Scholemoor Cemetery.

I have undertaken several roles throughout my studies that have enabled me to make meaningful changes for students from diverse backgrounds, including developing a reverse mentoring project with an academic to improve personal tutoring practices at university. Joining the YCEDE Scholars Board means that I can continue to use my professional experience and my personal experiences as a White British and Black Caribbean first generation student to ensure doctoral study is as accessible as possible for racial and ethnic minoritised students.