Dr Collier holds a PhD from Bath Spa University. Her primary research interests lie in the social political and cultural history of the long eighteenth century with a specific interest in the field of gender history, particularly the experience and position of single, never married women.
As editor of the Bath History journal research interests also include urban history, particularly Bath, consumer culture and the use of digital media as resources for historical research and teaching.
- PhD Bath Spa University
- MA (Distinction) Bath Spa University
- BA (Hons) Bath Spa University.
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Other external roles
- Editor Bath History journal.
- Social,political and cultural history of the long eighteenth century.
Subjects taught at BSU
- The Georgians: People, Places and Arenas of Power in early Modern England c.1714-1830
- ‘These Vile Odious Politicks’: The Political Worlds of Eighteenth-Century Britain
- Leisure, Pleasure and Consumption in Britain, 1750-1950
- People in a Landscape: Town and Country in Early Modern England.
Jackie Collier welcomes PhD applications relating to the social and cultural history of Britain in the eighteenth century, particularly women and single women.
Research and academic outputs
'A mere country boarding house’ or a Protestant nunnery?: Lady Isabella King and the fashioning of the Ladies’ Association, 1815-1835
Collier, J (2015) 'A mere country boarding house’ or a Protestant nunnery?: Lady Isabella King and the fashioning of the Ladies’ Association, 1815-1835. In: Women’s History Network Annual Conference, 4 - 6 September 2015, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
Collier, J (2015) Jane Austen and the Enlightenment. In: BRLSI Enlightenment Lecture Series in conjunction with the Jane Austen Society, 25 January 2015, Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution, Bath, UK.
Collier, J (2009) Finding the middling sort: the women of New King Street. In: No. 1 Royal Crescent Lecture Series, 15 June 2009, Royal Crescent, Bath, UK.
Collier, J (2007) Lady Isabella King: a woman ahead of her time? In: BRLSI Lecture Series, 4 October 2007, Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution, Bath, UK.
A 'blessed asylum' or a utopian vision : the viability of a Protestant nunnery in early nineteenth-century England
Collier, J (2014) A 'blessed asylum' or a utopian vision : the viability of a Protestant nunnery in early nineteenth-century England. PhD thesis, Bath Spa University.
Collier, J (2015) Bluestockings displayed: portraiture, performance and patronage [book review]. Early Modern Women, 10 (1). pp. 242-245. ISSN 2378-4776
Collier, J (2015) Women, rank and marriage in the British aristocracy, 1485–2000. An open elite? [book review]. The Economic History Review, 68 (2). pp. 726-727. ISSN 1468-0289