Olivia Robinson
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Olivia Robinson is a social and economic historian focused on the transnational movement of women workers, with a strong interest in tracing life and family histories.

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.