|Degrees:||BA(Honours): Dalhousie University/University
of King’s College, 1982
MA, McGill University, 1984
D.PHIL., Oxford University, 1988
|Current Position:|| Professor
Subjects of Interest: Biography, Politics and Gender History’, Journal of the Canadian Historical Association/Revue de la Société Historique du Canada, 21/2 (2010), 21-8
'Articulating the nation: British Conservatism, Race and the 1988 Education Act', Left History 14 (2010), 9-30.
‘The Sphere of Sexual Politics: The Abortion Law Reform Association, 1930s to 1960s’ in Nick Crowson, Matthew Hilton and James McKay (editors), NGOs in Contemporary Britain: Non-State Actors in Society and Politics Since 1945. London: Palgrave, 2009
and the "Modernisation" of the British Working Classes,
and the Nude: the Photography of Bill Brandt in the 1940s', Journal
‘The Body and Socialism: Dora
Russell in the 1920s’, Past and Present 189
‘Screeening the Postwar World: British Film in the Fifties’, Journal of British Studies 44 (2005), 562-9.
‘Memory and Modernity’, Journal of British Studies 42 (2003), 132-9.
“Abortion Law Reform, 1929-68” in Michael Kandiah and Gillian Staerck (editors), The Abortion Act 1967: ICBH Witness Seminar (London: Institute of Historical Research/Institute of Contemporary British History, 2002), pp. 15-20; 22-5.
'"A New World For Women"? Abortion Law Reform in Britain during the 1930s', American Historical Review, 106 (2001), 431-59.
"Gender and Working Class Identity in Britain during the 1950s", Journal of Social History 34 (Summer 2001), 773-95.
‘New Labour’, Political Quarterly 72 (2001), 406-8
[with A.J. Black] 'The Labour Party, Women and the Problem of Gender, 1951-66', Journal of British Studies 36 (1997), 419-52.
'Labour and the "Nation", 1945 to the Present', in Jon Lawrence and Miles Taylor (editors), Party, State and Nation. Aldershot: Scolar, 1997, 153-75.
'Sexuality, Film and Society', Twentieth Century British History 8 (1997), 272-7.
'The Conservative Party, Immigration and National Identity, 1948-68', in Martin Francis and Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska (editors), The Conservatives and British Society 1880-1990. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1996, 147-70.
Labour’s War: The Labour Party
and the Second World War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.
|Papers / Lectures:||
Birth Control and Labour Politics in the 1920s’, The Birth of the Birth Control Clinic, Institute for Historical Research, London, 11 March 2011
‘Cities of Women? The Representation of Working-Class Women in the Photography of Roger Mayne and Shirley Baker, 1956-68’, ESRC Seminar Series, ‘Women in 1950s’ Britain’, University of Manchester, 26 November 2010.
‘Subjects of Interest: Biography, Politics and Gender History', Canadian Historical Association, Montreal, May 2010
‘A Strange Country’: The Photography Books of Bill Brandt, 1936 to 1961’, National Gallery of Art, Washington, January 2009
Framing the Body in War and Peace: The Photography of Bill Brandt and George Rodger in the 1940s’, North American Conference on British Studies, Philadelphia, October 2004
‘Bodies, Sexuality and the “Modernization” of the British Working Classes, 1920s-1960s’, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University, May 2004.
‘The Boundaries of Desire: Gender, Sexuality and Working Class Identity in 1950s Britain’, Kinsey Institute, Conference on Women’s Sexualities, November 2003.
‘The Body, Sex and Socialism: Dora Russell in the 1920s’, Anglo-American Conference, London, 2 July 2003.
|Courses taught recently:||
History 3490: 20th Century Britain
in Film and Culture
Twentieth-century Britain: social, cultural and political history. I am presently completing a book-length study of the British Labour party and questions of sexuality between the 1880s and the 1980s
|Awards/Grants:||Residency, Rockefeller Study
Centre, Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio, Italy, 2005