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Professor in Modern British and Gender History, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

I am Professor in Modern British and Gender History at the University of Cambridge and Murray Edwards College. I am a historian of modern Britain, working on gender history, the history of feminism, print culture, labour history, disability and religion. I studied at Cambridge University, and taught at King's College London before returning to Cambridge in 2015. I am currently working on late twentieth century masculinities, learning disability, and feminist enterprise. My most recent book, Feminisms: a global history, was published in Autumn 2020 by Penguin and Chicago University Press.
I am co-investigator for The Business of Women's Words, a Leverhulme-funded project on the history of Virago and Spare Rib, which runs until 2021. With colleagues Adrian Bingham and Louise Jackson, I was awarded the Royal Historical Society Public History Prize for public debate and policy in 2018.


  • –present
    University lecturer in Modern British History, University of Cambridge


  • 2002 
    Cambridge, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Historical Society