photo of Isabel Bielat in 2019

Isabel Bielat

Office Hours: Mondays, 1:00-3:00 PM, and by appointment

Field & Specialties

Modern Europe
Britain and British Empire
Victorian and Global Nineteenth Century Studies


M.A. History, University of Virginia, 2022

Thesis: "'Worthy of a More Lasting Place': Emigrant Women and Moral Order in Colonial Australia, 1849-1855"

B.A. History and Victorian Studies, Vassar College, 2020

Thesis: "Uncharted Chartists: Political Self-Representation in Chartist Women's Writing"




Isabel Bielat is a PhD candidate in Modern European history. Her work traces themes of protest, reform, empire, and democratic expression through and beyond British and British imperial history and the long nineteenth century.

Isabel is the editor of Essays in History, an open-access journal for emerging historians edited by graduate students at UVA.