|Position in department||3410
|E-mail||davidoff (non Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk)
|Telephone||2660 (non Essex users should add 01206-87 to the beginning of this number)
|Biography||Research Professor with effect October 1st 2003-September 30th 2009. Earlier research appointments included Nuffield Foundation Fellowship, and Gulbenkian Scholarship, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge.
|Qualifications||BA (Oberlin) MA (London) PhD (Essex)
- domestic service and household management in nineteenth and twentieth-century England
- gender relationships in industrial capitalist society.
Collected essays were published as Worlds Between: Historical Perspectives on Gender and Class (1995).
- The Best Circles: Society, Etiquette and the Season (l973) republished l986; with Belinda Westover (eds.).
- Our Work, Our Lives, Our Words: Women's History and Women's Work (l986).
- With Catherine Hall, Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class 1780-1850 (2002)
- The Family Story: Blood, contract and intimacy 1830-1960 (1999).
- 'Kinship as a categorical Concept: A Case Study of Nineteenth Century Siblings, Journal of Social History,Vol 39, No 2, 2005.
- 'The Sibling Relationship and Sibling Incest in Historical Context', in P. Coles, ed. Sibling Relationships, Karnac Books, London, 2006.
- 'Close Marriage in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Middle Strata' in Kinship Matters, M. Richards and F. Ebtehaj, eds. Hart Publishers, Cambridge, (forthcoming summer), 2006.
Founding editor of the International journal Gender and History. Numerous articles on nineteenth and twentieth-century English social history.