Miss Pearl Nunn

Miss Pearl Nunn

Research student

Career Summary


Pearl is a History PhD candidate in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Newcastle. The current focus of Pearl's research lies in the untold stories of women of colour living in Britain in the eighteenth century. These women of Afro-Caribbean descent were often able to lead free and independent lives, despite living at a time when the British Transatlantic Slave Trade was thriving. 

The completion of Pearl's undergraduate and Masters study took place at Swansea University in Wales, UK. She was awarded a First Class Degree in History in 2012 and a Master of Arts in History in 2013. A tuition fee scholarship was also granted to Pearl by Swansea University for her Master's degree. Her undergraduate dissertation and Masters research focused on early abolitionism in Britain and colonial North America. 

In 2016 Pearl was granted an Australian Postgraduate Award in order to pursue her PhD. 


  • Afro-Caribbean history
  • Batchelor of Arts in History, First Class Degree
  • British history
  • Eighteenth century
  • Master of Arts in History
  • Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • Women of colour
  • Women's history

Miss Pearl Nunn

Contact Details

Email pearl.nunn@uon.edu.au