Dr Martin currently works with Dr Anne Hanley on the interdisciplinary project ‘Histories of Sexual Health in Modern Britain, 1918-1980’. The project explores the complex personal, social, cultural and political factors that shaped people’s sexual health experiences and outcomes from the First World War to the AIDS crisis.
Dr Martin completed her PhD in History at the University of Leeds in 2018 with a thesis entitled ‘Bodies of Knowledge: Science, Popular Culture, and Working-Class Women's Experience of the Life Cycle in Yorkshire, c.1900-1940'. This project explored the creation and diffusion of knowledge on menstruation, sex, pregnancy, and menopause in the first half of the twentieth century, and charted changing definitions of knowledge, experience, and expertise on health and the body in this period.
Other research interests:
history of everyday life; queer history; local history; history of emotions