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Institute of Historical Research, London and Roehampton University London
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Modern German History; History of the Weimar Republic; history of sex reform, reproduction and feminism.
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About Me

I have published widely on women’s issues and especially the campaign for sex reform and reproductive freedom in Weimar Germany; I have recently moved into female desire in Nazi Germany and especially the Second World War and love letters between home and front during 1939-1945.

Recent Publications


`Love Letters from Front and Home: A Private Space for Intimacy in the Second World War?’, in Elizabeth Harvey et al.. eds, Private Life and Privacy in Nazi Germany (Cambridge, 2019), 280-303.

“Female Sexual Desire and Male Honor:  German Women’s Illicit Love Affairs with Prisoners of War during the Second World War”, special issue of the Journal of the History of Sexuality on `Transgressive Sex, Love and Violence during the Second World War: Case Studies from Britain and Germany’, vol. 26, no 3, September 2017, 454-488.

`Bio-Politics and Gender in the First World War and Weimar Germany’, in Gabriele Metzler/Dirk Schumann eds., Geschlechter(un)ordnung und Politik in der Weimarer Republik (Bonn: Dietz, 2016), 109-134.

Cultures of Abortion in Weimar Germany (Berghahn, paperback edition, 2011).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Medicine, Sexuality, Women, World War I, World War II