The University of Auckland, Waipapa Taumata Rau
Alexandra Forsyth is a PhD student in History at Waipapa Taumata Rau, The
University of Auckland, working on the Valois dauphines’ fertility, maternity, and
childlessness. As the wife of the heir apparent to the French throne, the dauphine was
expected to secure the line of succession through the birth of legitimate male heirs.
Alexandra is interested in women’s health, kinship networks, royal women, dynastic
marriages, religious devotion, female education, and the Valois court.
Alexandra joined the ANZAMEMS Committee as Postgraduate Representative (New Zealand) in 2023.