Lucy Huggins is an historian of eighteenth-century marginalised communities in England. With a particular focus on experience, identity, and 'economies of makeshift.' Lucy's work focuses on the links between poverty and theft in eighteenth-century London. She also has an interest in how research can and should be used to influence policy and engage policy makers.
Lucy is an associate lecturer in History and the Policy Engagement Specialist for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business at the University of Plymouth. Lucy's PhD was completed at the University of Sheffield as part of the AHRC-funded digital humanities project, The Digital Panopticon.