Dr Emma Butcher

Dr Emma Butcher

Dr Emma Butcher is a historian, academic, writer and broadcaster who is an expert in the history of children and war.

She is the Senior Project Officer in Military Sciences at the Royal United Services Institute, the world’s oldest and UK’s leading defence and security think tank.

Emma has also lectured at a variety of universities, including King’s College, London and the University of Leicester.

In 2017, Dr Emma Butcher won a prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Award to research the history of children and war, and was also named as a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker.

Since then, she has published and spoken about child soldiers, the history of children’s war writings, and nineteenth-century warfare through several platforms, including: BBC2, Channel 4, Channel 5, BBC Radio 3, The Guardian, and BBC History Magazine. She has also appeared in an episode of Who Do You Think You Are on BBC 1.

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