This group comprises scholars from a range of disciplines including historical studies, social studies, international development, media and education working on women and gender issues in a wide range of historical, social and cultural contexts

There are a number of areas of interest including:

  • women’s suffrage
  • biographies and life stories
  • femininities and alcohol consumption/sobriety
  • sexualities
  • women and gender in North Africa, Taiwan, India and South Sudan
  • intersections of feminism and race
  • ending violence against women and girls
  • harmful gender based cultural practices such as FGM
  • gender and the civil rights movement in the USA
  • religion and gender
  • gender and education
  • gender and sexual harassment
  • gender representations in the media

Methods

Within our research we use qualitative research methods – including documentary analysis, interviews, oral history, ethnography, participant observation – as well as quantitative research techniques, such as analysis of census data and statistics.

Funders

Our work has been funded by major funding organisations including the Heritage Lottery Fund, the British Academy, the Economic and Social Research Council, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Publication highlights

  • Global Perspectives on Violence Against Women and Girls – Tamsin Bradley (Zed Press, 2020)
  • 'We Want Productive Workers, Not Fertile Women: The Expediency of Employment Southeast Asian Caregivers in Taiwan', Asian Pacific Viewpoint, 2020, Isabelle Cheng
  • Negotiating Femininities in the NeoLiberal Night-time Economy: Too Much of a Girl? – Emily Nicholls (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
  • Christabel Pankhurst: A Biography – June Purvis (Routledge, 2018)

Research group lead

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Professor June Purvis

Members

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Professor Tamsin Bradley

  • Job Title Professor in International Development Studies
  • Email Address Tamsin.Bradley@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Area Studies History Politics and Literature
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Dr Anna Bull

  • Job Title Senior Lecturer in Sociology
  • Email Address anna.bull@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Education and Sociology
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Dr Isabelle Cheng

  • Job Title Senior Lecturer in East Asian and International Development Studies
  • Email Address isabelle.cheng@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Area Studies History Politics and Literature
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Dr Lana Chikhungu

  • Job Title Senior Lecturer in International Development Studies
  • Email Address Lana.Chikhungu@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Area Studies History Politics and Literature
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Dr Fiona McCall

  • Job Title Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History
  • Email Address fiona.mccall@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Area Studies History Politics and Literature
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Dr Emily Nicholls

  • Job Title Senior Lecturer in Sociology
  • Email Address Emily.Nicholls@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Education and Sociology
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Dr Francesca Salvi

  • Job Title Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies
  • Email Address Francesca.Salvi@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Education and Sociology
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Dr Lee Sartain

  • Job Title Senior Lecturer in American Studies
  • Email Address Lee.Sartain@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Area Studies History Politics and Literature
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Dr Alessia Tranchese

  • Job Title Senior Lecturer in Communication and Applied Linguistics
  • Email Address alessia.tranchese@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Languages and Applied Linguistics
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Dr Natalya Vince

  • Job Title Reader in North African and French Studies
  • Email Address Natalya.Vince@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Area Studies History Politics and Literature
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor

PhD candidates

  • Debbie Parker Kinch
  • Busra Nisa Sarac

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