Nadia Valman is a scholar of nineteenth and twentieth century urban culture with a focus on gender, religion, and migrancy. Her special research interests include British-Jewish literature and the literary history of London’s East End. She studied English at the Universities of Cambridge and Leeds, and later completed her doctorate at Queen Mary University of London, where she researched literature and the campaign for Jewish civil rights in Britain in the nineteenth century. Before returning to Queen Mary in 2007, Nadia Valman taught at the University of Southhampton. Among many articles, she has published the monograph The Jewess in Nineteenth-Century British Literary Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and edited several books and journal special issues, including the Routledge Handbook to Contemporary Jewish Cultures (co-edited with Laurence Roth, 2014) and British Jewish Women Writers (Wayne State University Press, 2014). For the academic year 2014-15 Nadia Valman was awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship to research the literature of London’s East End.