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Keynotes

Birkbeck Institute of the Humanities & Raphael Samuel Centre: ‘From Discourse to Feeling: How Affect Changed the History of Sexuality’, What is the History of Sexuality?, London, UK, 19 June 2015.

University of Cambridge: ‘Death and Inversion’, Biological Discourses: The Language of Science and Literature around 1900, 10-11 April 2015.

Leslie Centre of the Humanities, Dartmouth College, NH: Magnus Hirschfeld and the Queer Narratives of Modern Sex Research’, Towards A Global History of Sexual Science (available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zieUFcI3Oq0) 2 July 2013.

Centre of Excellence in Political Thought, Christina Institute, University of Helsinki: ’No Sex Without Contingency: Translation and the Conceptualization of Sexuality’, The Politics of Contingency, Finland, 12-13 August 2010.

Select Guest Lectures & Invited Papers

University of Lausanne: invited speaker, ‘Reframing the Archives of Sexology: Magnus Hirschfeld on Violence’. Colloque Histoires de la Sexologie/ Histories of Sexuality, 12 December 2016.

Social Science History Association Conference 2016, Chicago: invited paper,presidential session on Alfred Kinsey, ‘Unwanted Dues: Alfred Kinsey’s Debts to Magnus Hirschfeld’. 20 November 2016.

Wellcome Library & University of Queensland: invited respondent on Kinsey and normality, History of Normality symposium, 12 December 2014.

Birkbeck, University of London: invited speaker, ‘‘Misery Seeks Company’: Magnus Hirschfeld, Emma Goldman and Queer Suffering’, Travels Around Anarchism, Feminism, Queer, organised by Elena Loizidou and Sasha Roseneil, 11 December 2013.

Central European University Budapest: guest lecture, ‘Magnus Hirschfeld and the Violent Shaping of Queer Modernity, 6 November 2013.

Warwick University: ‘Suicidal Subjects: Translation and the Emotional Shaping of Modern Queer Culture’’, invited speaker, The Cultural Translation of Sexuality in European Context, 10 June 2013.

Exeter University: guest lecture, ‘Live Encounters: Travel and Translation in Hirschfeld’s work’, Centre for Medical History, 18 January 2012.

Yeshiva University New York: ‘Graphic Lesbian Continuum: Ilana Zeffren’, invited speaker, Talking about Jewish Women and Comics, 26 February 2012.

Birkbeck, University of London: invited speaker, ‘Feminist Life in the Academy Today and in the Past: My Encounters with Magnus Hirschfeld’, Psychosocial Studies Research Seminar, 3 February 2012.

University of Pennsylvania: invited speaker, ‘A Strategy of Un/Translatability: Method and Politics in Magnus Hirschfeld’s “German” Sexology’, Un/Translatables, 8-9 April 2011.

Helsinki University: guest lecture, ‘Sexology, “Race” and Decency’, Christina Institute for Gender Studies, 11 May 2010.

Nottingham Trent University: guest lecture, ‘The World Journey of a Sexologist: Magnus Hirschfeld, Racism and the History of Sexuality’, Brown Bag Research Seminar, 17 March 2010.

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main: guest lecture, ‘“Race”, Gender and the Reception of Hirschfeld’s Sexology’, Cornelia Goethe Center for Women's and Gender Studies, 10 February 2010.

Hull University, guest lecture: ‘“The world war has become a barometer of the health of peoples": ‘Race’ and the Work of Magnus Hirschfeld’, Senior English Research Seminar, 12 October 2009.

SOAS: guest lecture, ‘Race and the Making of a Modern History of Sexuality’, Centre or Gender Studies, 29 October 2009.

Monash Centre, Prato, Italy: invited speaker, ‘Enlightenment Sexology? Sex, Race, and the Question of What is Naturally Human’, The Normal and the Natural, 8-10 September 2008.

Oxford University: invited speaker, ‘Sexual Semantics: Inversion and the Gender of the Fin de Siècle Subject’, Fin de Siècle Seminar Series, 27 November 2007.

Birkbeck, University of London: guest lecture, College Gender Group, ‘How (Not) to Make Sexual History: Female Inversion at the Fin de Siècle’, 20 March 2007.

Swansea University: invited speaker, ‘Is There a Queer History of Feminism/ A  Feminist History of Queer Studies? Fin De Siècle Genealogies’, Symposium on the Future of Feminism I, 26 January 2007.

Aberystwyth University: guest lecture, ‘Disciplining Sex and Race: Victorian Troubles with Civilisation’, English Research Seminar Series, 2 November 2006.

Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy: invited speaker, ’Female Sexual Inversion’, Feminine Sexual Pathologies and the Construction of Identities symposium, 28- September - 1 October 2006.

Nottingham Trent University: guest lecture, ‘Sex and Sexuality at the Fin de Siècle’, 18 October 2005.