Dr Deja Whitehouse
I was accepted as a postgraduate candidate at the University of Bristol, researching the life and works of Frieda, Lady Harris, the wife of Sir Percy Harris, Liberal MP and Party Chief Whip. My thesis, In Search of Frieda Harris, was supervised by Professor Ronald Hutton, and I was awarded my doctorate in January 2020.
During my studies, I was engaged by the Warburg Institute to catalogue Frieda Harris’s correspondence. I contributed an article on Frieda Harris’s wartime retreat in the Cotswolds to Signpost, the Chipping Campden History Society’s journal.
I also presented my research at the Theosophical Society in Edinburgh (March 2017), the Glastonbury Occult Conference (February 2019),the Magickal Women Conference (London, June 2019) and Trans-States 2 Conference (University of Northampton, September 2019), as well as local interest groups.
Since being awarded my PhD, I have written various papers and book chapters and continue to present my research both in person and online.
I am a member of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism.