Lucy is a social and cultural historian specialising in late 19th and 20th century British gender history, the history of race relations, and the history of sexuality. Before joining Anglia Ruskin, Lucy was Reader in History at London Metropolitan University, where she ran an MA in Women’s History.
Lucy's research has concentrated on the history of gender, sexuality and feminism in Britain, 1880s-1980s. Her new projects are an investigation of mixed race offspring of black GIs and British women born in World War 2, and a social and cultural history of transracial adoption in Britain since the Second World War.
She was Principal Investigator for a Leverhulme-funded project on 'Identifying the Parameters of the Women's Liberation Movement, 1970s and '80s' in 2008-9 (working with The Women's Library), and was on the editorial collective of Feminist Review 1997-2011.
She has a BA in Social Sciences, and MA in Social Anthropology and and PhD in Cultural History. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.