Dr Sophie Jones is a Post Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Liverpool, working on the AHRC-funded project, ‘Libraries, Reading Communities and Cultural Formation in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic’. She has previously held a postdoctoral research position at Keele University, after receiving her PhD from the University of Liverpool in 2018. Her research focuses upon the socio-cultural development of the North American colonies, in particular the origins of political loyalism and the activities of loyalists during the American Revolution. Her most recent article explores variations of loyalism in the colony of New York, while her first monograph project considers the role of print culture and urban spaces in shaping political sentiment. Dr Jones is currently a Reese Fellow at the Library Company of Philadelphia (2020-21) and an Adjunct Fellow at Western Sydney University, Australia.