Olivia Robinson
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Olivia Robinson is a social and economic historian specialising in the transnational movement of women workers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Her Oxford University DPhil research explores the experiences of foreign female domestic servants in 19th and early 20th century London: a history of single women immigrants and the early globalisation of the service industry.

She also runs her own family history research service,
Ancestories, and appears regularly on television as a genealogist.

Find out more about her
doctoral research, her background, the projects she's involved in and her media activity.