Professor Beers's research focuses on modern Britain. She is particularly interested in the ways in which politics both influences and is shaped by cultural and social life, and in the role of the mass media in modern society. Her first book, Your Britain: Media and the Making of the Labour Party
, was published by Harvard University Press. She is the co-editor with Geraint Thomas of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, of Brave New World: Imperial and Democratic Nation-Building in Britain between the Wars
. She has published on the role of public opinion in politics. She is currently researching a biography of the British socialist, feminist, and international activist, Ellen Wilkinson.
PhD, History, Harvard University, 2007
MA, History, Harvard University, 2003
AB, summa cum laude, History, Princeton University, 2000