Participant Info

First Name
Allison
Last Name
Abra
Affiliation
University of Southern Mississippi
Website URL
https://www.usm.edu/history/faculty/allison-abra
Keywords
Modern Britain, war and society, military history, women, gender, dance, popular culture, espionage, WWI, WWII
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About Me

Allison J. Abra is Associate Professor of History and a Fellow in the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society at the University of Southern Mississippi. She holds a PhD from the University of Michigan, and is a historian of modern Britain. Her research focuses on women and gender, popular culture, nationalism, and war and society in the period of the two world wars. Her first book, Dancing in the English Style: Consumption, Americanisation, and National Identity in Britain, 1918-50, was  published by Manchester University Press as part of its series “Studies in Popular Culture” in 2017. She was recently named the 2019-2021 General Buford “Buff” Blount Professor in Military History in order to support the research and writing of a new book on gender, emotion, and British espionage during World War II.

Recent Publications

Dancing in the English Style: Consumption, Americanisation, and National Identity in Britain, 1918-50.  Manchester:  Manchester University Press, 2017.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Britain
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, England, France, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Military, Women, World War I, World War II