Jennifer Daley


King's College, London


Professor Andrew Lambert

Academic Interests:

Military history from 1600 to the present
Military history depicted in painting and portraiture
The development and significance of uniforms
The marketing of patriotism


Uniforms, the British Royal Navy, and the Cultural Construction of Naval Identities

Bio Note:

Jennifer Daley is a PhD candidate in The Department of War Studies at King’s College, University of London, where she is researching the development and significance of uniforms, in terms of equipment, allegiance, and unification of troops.  She argues that uniforms are a critical component to the study of war. Jennifer developed her research in military uniforms during an MA in Art History at The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, where she researched the depiction of uniforms in painting and portraiture. Her Master’s dissertation was titled, “The Development of British Royal Navy Sailor Uniform and Its Influence on Civilian Fashion in Victorian England, 1846-1901.” Prior to her doctoral studies, Jennifer also earned an MA in International Relations, from King’s College, with a dissertation titled, “Can Free Trade Prevent War? A Study of Liberal Internationalism, Idealism, and the International Political Economics of the Inter-War Period, 1919-1939.” Jennifer earned her BA at the University of Texas at Austin.

Added December 2012