Current Visiting Research Fellows

Autumn Term

Dr Alison Moore, Western Sydney University (working with Birkbeck Gender & Sexuality) - 25 September - 30 November 2017

Alison M. Moore is an intellectual and conceptual historian of nineteenth and twentieth-century sexuality, psychiatry and medicine of Europe, as well as a scholar of historiography and historical theory. She researches and teaches at Western Sydney University, Australia. She is author of Sexual Myths of Modernity: Sadism, masochism and historical teleology (2015), editor of Sexing Political Culture in the History of France (2012) and author with Peter Cryle of Frigidity, An Intellectual History (2011)

While a visiting scholar at Birkbeck from September-December 2017 she will be completing a monograph on The Historicity of Sexuality, and also conducting archival research toward her new project, A History of Ageing Libido. She is also co-editing a volume of papers with Manon Mathias at the University of Glasgow on Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Literature, History and Culture.

Dr Katie Sutton, Australia National University (working with Birbeck Gender and Sexuality) - 16 October - 31 December 2017

Katie Sutton is a lecturer in German and Gender, Sexuality and Cultural Studies at the Australian National University. She is the author of The Masculine Woman in Weimar Germany (Berghahn Books, 2011), and is currently working on a book project on encounters between psychoanalysis and sexual science, with the working title “Sex between Body and Mind: Encounters between Psychoanalysis and Sexology in the German-speaking World and Beyond, 1890s-1930s.” This monograph examines debates around the sexual life of the child, the nature of shellshock, the origins of homosexuality, and the role of the sex hormones, and seeks to offer the first truly cross-disciplinary account of the making of sex as an object of “scientific” study in modernity. She has also published on the history of gender and sexuality in early 20th-century Germany, including on interwar German sexual subcultures, sexology, and gendered fashions, in German History, Oxford German Studies, German Studies Review and in the edited collections Sexology and Translation: Cultural and Scientific Encounters across the Modern World(ed. Heike Bauer, Temple UP, 2015) and Case Studies and the Dissemination of Knowledge (ed. B. Lang, J. Damousi, and K. Sutton, Routledge, 2015).

Spring/Summer Term 

Dr Henk de Smaele, University of Antwerp (1 January - 7 July 2018)

Dr Mani Shekhar Singh, Centre for Law and Humanities, Jindal Global Law School (1 January - 7 July 2018)