Hannah Voss is a PhD candidate at Durham University, researching national alienation and reconstruction of identity in women’s writing of the mid-20th century. She is supervised by Jason Harding and Peter Riley and supported by a Durham Doctoral Studentship.


Originally from the United States, Hannah has lived between Texas and the United Kingdom for the last four years. She received her BA in English from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, where she graduated as valedictorian in 2018. In 2019, she was awarded an MA with Distinction from Durham University for her dissertation entitled, ‘”One of you, one of them”: Fluid Nationality in H.D.’s Helen in Egypt and Beyond’. Her thesis expands her investigations of the role of writing in renegotiating physical boundaries of identity beyond H.D. to Jean Rhys and Anne Stevenson, exploring a particular moment in women’s writing centred on the 1950s and 60s. It is also kind of about ghosts.

Like everyone else doing a PhD in English, she is also a writer. Please use this site as you see fit to stay up-to-date with Hannah’s work and other writing via the blog.