Dr Heike Bauer
MA (Wales), PhD (London)
Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Gender Studies
Founding Director of Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Gender and Sexuality Studies (BiGS)
Heike Bauer’s main teaching is on the BA Arts and Humanities and the MA Modern and Contemporary Literature. She supervises doctoral students on gender and sexuality in fiction, culture and criticism since the nineteenth-century including projects that cut across conventional period and disciplinary boundaries.
She has published widely on literature, translation and the modern history of sexuality. In particular, her work has explored the gendered intersections between sexual politics and cultural politics, c.1860-1950, and, more recently, turned attention to the rise of lesbian and feminist graphic memoirs in the twenty-first century.
Heike Bauer’s research has been funded by the British Academy, the AHRC and the Wellcome Trust.
- Dr Bauer organized the symposium Homophobia Rewritten: New Literary and Cultural Perspectives on Violence and Sexuality at Birkbeck on 13 June 2014.
- Dr Bauer has been awarded an AHRC Fellowship for her project A Violent World of Difference: Magnus Hirschfeld and the Shaping of Queer Modernity. She will be on research leave from January 2014 until January 2015.
- Dr Bauer has been appointed a Fellow to the Leslie Centre for the Humanities, Dartmouth, 2013. In addition, she has also been invited to present the opening keynote at the summer Institute, ‘Toward A Global History of Sexuality’.
- Dr Bauer has been awarded Wellcome Trust funding to lead a symposium on ‘Sexology and Translation: Scientific and Literary Encounters in the Modern World, 1860-1930’, June 2012.