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, and on the rise of queer and feminist graphic novels.
Heike Bauer’s research has been funded by the British Academy, the AHRC and the Wellcome Trust.
- Heike Bauer's new book, Sexology and Translation: Cultural and Scientific Encounters Across the Modern World, a collection of essays, has been published by Temple University Press (2015).
- Dr Bauer was the keynote speaker at ‘What is the History of Sexuality?’, a workshop organized at Birkbeck in collaboration with the Birkbeck Institute of the Humanities and the Raphael Samuel Centre, 19 June 2015
- Dr Bauer presented the opening keynote at ‘Biological Discourses: The Language of Science and Literature around 1900’, a conference organized at St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, 10-11 April 2015.
- Dr Bauer has been awarded an AHRC Fellowship for her project A Violent World of Difference: Magnus Hirschfeld and the Shaping of Queer Modernity. Jan-Dec. 2014.
- Dr Bauer organized the AHRC funded symposium Homophobia Rewritten: New Literary and Cultural Perspectives on Violence and Sexuality at Birkbeck on 13 June 2014.
- 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’.