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Emily Mason

Senior Project Manager

Emily is a senior project manager at Maslaha, working on Schools with Roots. Before joining the maslaha team, Emily worked as a historian with a specific interest in civil society and grass roots activism in 1930s Britain. She has been a visiting researcher at the London School of Economics European Institute, taught modern British history at King's College, London and lectured in modern European history at the University of East London. Her book, Democracy Deeds and Dilemmas, examines the response to the Spanish Civil War within British civil society and was published by Sussex Academic Press in 2017, and her award winning article on the British co-operative movement was recently published in Labour History Review.

Emily has worked with the charity The Brilliant Club, to deliver tutorials and workshops in East London schools, on topics ranging from the history of Nationalism to the British response to the refugee crisis. In 2016 she worked in Greece with the charity Armando Aid setting up a school at the Oinofyta refugee camp for 6- 11 year olds, where she also taught English to adults. She continues to be involved with fundraising for the charity on a voluntary basis.

Emily has an undergraduate degree in Drama from the University of Bristol, and has a particular interest in the power of different art forms to mobilise communities, challenge conventional wisdoms and create social and political change.

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