Research Assistant, Economic and Social History, University of Glasgow

I am a social scientist and social & cultural historian with particular focus on 19th and 20th-century social history. My research to date has examined the experiences of gay and bisexual men in post-war Scotland, as well as tracing the history of same-sex desire from the 17th century to the late 20th century in Scotland. Further, my research engages with gender history, in particular through analysis of dominant constructs of masculinity and the emergence and visibility of 'queer masculinities' from the interwar period onwards. I also have research interests in Scottish historical demography, in particular household forms in Scotland from the mid 19th century to the pre-war period; immigration; and poor relief. Recent and forthcoming publications have examined the impact of World War One upon women and families in Scotland, the interactions between homosexual law reform organisations and religious institutions in Scotland, masculinity and effeminacy, 'queer emotions', and boarding and lodging in working-class Scottish homes at the turn of the 20th century. My book, Queer Voices In Post-War Scotland: Male Homosexuality, Religion And Society, is published by Palgrave.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Assistant, Economic and Social History, University of Glasgow