Jeffery, Dr Minna

Dr Minna Jeffery

Rosemary Pountney Junior Research Fellow in British and European Theatre, 1890 to the present

Academic background

Minna completed her BA in English Literature at the University of York and her MA in Text and Performance at Birkbeck College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She recently completed her PhD at the University of Kent. Her thesis examined strategies for feminist theatre translation, which she explored by translating Minna Canth’s The Worker’s Wife (1885) from Finnish to English


Undergraduate – Prelims Paper 1 (Introduction to English Language) and FHS Paper 7 (Dissertation) in twentieth-century and contemporary theatre.

Research interests

Minna’s research interests are theatre translation; feminist and activist translation; women’s playwrighting; Finnish theatre; queer and feminist theatre; twentieth-century European theatre; contemporary British theatre and performance