Name: Dr Caroline Bressey
What she does: Historical Geographer
Impact: Has undertaken groundbreaking research into black women living in Victorian Britain and the role of the anti-racist community
Nominated by: Bethan Cobley
Caroline was born and grew up in London. She joined the UCL Geography department as a postgraduate student where she was awarded her PhD entitled, Forgotten Geographies: Historical Geographies of Black Women in Victorian and Edwardian London. Since then Caroline has undertaken groundbreaking research into black women living in Victorian Britain and the role of the anti-racist community. In 2007 she founded the Equiano Centre to support research into the Black Presence inBritain. Caroline undertakes painstaking research and analysis, combing archives and maps to make sure that these forgotten and unseen women and communities finally have their stories told.