Staff research: gender, sexuality and race

Staff in the Department of History with a research interest in the areas of gender, sexuality and race.

Dr Laura Beers

Dr Laura Beers

Senior Lecturer and Birmingham Fellow

Political history, politics and the mass media, politics and gender, international politics between the two world wars

Dr Courtney J. Campbell

Dr Courtney J. Campbell

Lecturer in Latin American History

I am an historian of Latin America. My research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Brazilian cultural and social history. My current research interests are regional identity, race and representation, gender and representation, transnational consumer culture, popular culture movements, movement and migration, language-based movements, and spatial understandings of regional culture.

Dr Michell Chresfield

Dr Michell Chresfield

Lecturer in United States History

20th Century United States History, Gender, Sexuality, and Race, History of Medicine and Science

Dr Elaine Fulton

Dr Elaine Fulton

Reader in History Teaching (Higher Education)
Head of Department of History
Deputy Director of Education, College of Arts and Law

Early-modern Catholic reform, early-modern politics, man and environment in early-modern Europe

Dr Tara Hamling

Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History

Visual and material culture of early modern Britain, post-Reformation religious and cultural practices.

Professor Karen Harvey

Professor Karen Harvey

Professorial Fellow and Professor of Cultural History

I am a British historian working on the long eighteenth century, with particular interests in gender, the body, material culture and public history.

Professor Matt Houlbrook

Professor Matt Houlbrook

Professor of Cultural History

Cultural history of modern Britain, histories of gender, sexuality and selfhood

Dr Mo Moulton

Dr Mo Moulton

Lecturer in the history of race and empire

Political and social history of 20th century Britain, Ireland, and empire.

Dr Miriam Muller

Lecturer in Medieval History
Welfare Tutor Department of History

Social and economic history of later medieval England.

Dr Sadiah Qureshi

Senior Lecturer in Modern History

Cultural and social historian of race, science and empire in the modern world.

Professor Gavin Schaffer

Professor of British History
Director of Postgraduate Studies

Race and immigration history, race and the media, racial violence, modern Jewish history, history of television.

Dr Manu Sehgal

Lecturer in South Asian History

Modern and contemporary history of South Asia and the political and social history of the British Empire.

Dr Kate Smith

Dr Kate Smith

Senior Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century History

Eighteenth-century Britain and empire, material cultures, production, consumption, skill, the senses and the emotions.

Dr Katharine Sykes

Dr Katharine Sykes

Lecturer in Anglo-Saxon History

Early and central middle ages, gender and sexuality, religious communities and families.

Dr Jonathan Willis

Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History

The English reformation, history and theology of late-medieval and early modern Europe.

Dr Simon Yarrow

Dr Simon Yarrow

Senior Lecturer in Medieval History

Religion and society in the early and central middle ages, religious and political culture, gender and identity.

Dr Shirley Ye

Lecturer in Asian History

Modern China, environmental history, cities, science and technology, frontier and transnational history, gender.

History staff research areas