- First Name
- Last Name
- United Kingdom
- University of Chichester
- Website URL
- Zimbabwe, South Africa, Colonialism, Women's History, Gender History, Activism, Reproductive Histories, Depo-Provera.
- Media Contact
- Additional Contact Information
- 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
- Gendering the Settler State: White Women, Race, Liberalism and Empire in Rhodesia, 1950-1980 (New York: Routledge, 2016).
Articles/Chapters in Edited Collections
- ‘“Mostly we are White and Alone”: Identity, Anxiety and the Past in some White Zimbabwean Memoirs’, Journal of Historical Sociology, Volume 29 Number 3 (2016), pp. 297-318.
- ‘From Settlers to Strays: White Zimbabwean Women, Historical Memory and Belonging in the Diaspora c.1980-2010‘, Women’s History Review, Volume 25 Number 4 (2016), pp. 551-562.
- 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