Sasha Rasmussen has recently completed her DPhil in History at the University of Oxford. She is a cultural historian of France and Russia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and her current research sits at the intersections of gender and sensory history. Her doctoral thesis – Feminine Feelings: Women and Sensation in Paris and St Petersburg, 1900-1913 – explores how women moved through the city, and how gender inflected their sensory encounters.
More broadly, her research interests include: women’s history; the sensory and spatial turns; urban history; histories of the body, sexuality, and emotions; material culture; music and dance. She holds a BA/BMus conjoint degree in History and Classical Performance, a BA(Hons) in History, and an MA in History, all from the University of Auckland in Aotearoa New Zealand.