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Dr Heike Bauer

MA (Wales), PhD (London)
Head of the Department of English and Humanities, and 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, history, 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.

Research Update

  • Dr Bauer received funding from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture at Duke University for her new research on violence in women's graphic narratives (2017-18).
  • Dr Bauer has been awarded Wellcome ISSF funding to organise with Katie Sutton (Australian National University) a symposium on The Visual Archives of Sexology on 2 December 2017.

Contact details

tel: 020 3073 8386
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Blog: A Violent World of Difference