Reasearch cluster

Women, Gender and Sexuality

About us

We research and teach on women, gender, and sexuality across a broad and diverse range of historical contexts: from the early modern to the modern eras, in Africa, Europe and the Americas. Our cluster includes researchers across the broad field of research, from PhD onwards, and reaches out into public history and interdisciplinary research.

Our critical analyses of gender, and how it framed (and continues to frame) knowledge about people’s lives and sexual identities, are further situated in relation to other axes of power: race, class, ethnicity, nationality, age, and beyond. Interdisciplinary in historical approach, our scholarship draws on a dynamic range of sources affording rich and textured evidence on the contested meanings of gender, gender identity, and sexuality.