Clare V. Church (she/her) is a writer, researcher, and editor, specializing in themes of gender, media history, and collective memory. Originally from Canada, she is currently based in Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, where she is completing her Ph.D. in History and Welsh History.

In 2021, she was included on Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy List. In 2018, she was named one of Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 in Sustainability by Corporate Knights Magazine. She has published in The Conversation, Tablet Magazine, and New York Magazine, among others. She also ran and managed Zero Waste Forest City’s “720 to 0” blog on sustainable lifestyles.

She completed her Master of Arts at New York University in 2017, focusing on International Relations and Journalism. She attained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo in 2014, studying History and Political Science, with a specialization in Global Governance and International Relations.


The subject of her doctoral research focuses on wartime musicians, specifically exploring the role of women singers throughout the Second World War. Using a combination of archival research, oral history, and in-depth literature reviews, she looks to the contributions and legacies of the entertainers in question, exploring themes of patriotism, femininity, and resistance.


Women’s History Network

Entangled Media Histories

Royal Historical Society (Postgraduate Member)

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