Postgraduate Representative (New Zealand)

Alexandra Forsyth

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 the Postgraduate Representative (New Zealand) in 2023.

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