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University of Chichester
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Zimbabwe, South Africa, Colonialism, Women's History, Gender History, Activism, Reproductive Histories, Depo-Provera.
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About Me

I’m a feminist historian of the British Empire whose research focuses on women’s activism in Southern Africa. My first book, Gendering the Settler State: White Women, Race, Liberalism and Empire in Rhodesia, 1950-1980, was published in 2016. I spent four years working at the University of the Free State, South Africa, and I  currently work at the University of Chichester where I’m Senior Lecturer in Modern History. From October 2018, I will be moving to the University of Nottingham to take up an Assistant Professorship/Nottingham Research Fellowship. At Nottingham I will continue to research and write my new book, which is tentatively entitled, Fighting Fertility: The British Anti-Apartheid Movement and Depo Provera, c.1980-1994. To date my research has been funded by The Wellcome Trust, The British Academy and South Africa’s National Research Foundation. I’ve recently appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Woman Hour where I discussed Grace Mugabe’s legacy for Zimbabwean politics.

Recent Publications

Articles/Chapters in Edited Collections

Media Coverage
BBC Radio 4: Woman's Hour, BBC Radio WM
Country Focus
South Africa
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Gender, Medicine, Sexuality, Women