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Professor Sonya O. Rose

Sonya O. Rose (BIH Visiting Fellow) is Emeritus Professor of History, Sociology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan and Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London.  A scholar of nineteenth and twentieth-century British history, she was at the University of Michigan from 1993 until her retirement in 2006, and Honorary Professor of History at Warwick 2007-2012.

She is the author of Limited Livelihoods: Gender and Class in Nineteenth-Century England (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992); Which People’s War? : National Identity and Citizenship in Wartime Britain, 1939-45 (Oxford University Press, 2003), and What is Gender History? (Polity, 2010).  She has also co-edited several volumes of essays, most recently with Catherine Hall, At Home with the Empire: Metropolitan Culture and the Imperial World (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

Author of numerous essays, her work has focused on gender as a central factor in the development of industrial capitalism, in its complex relationship to citizenship, and on the home front in World War II and its aftermath.  Currently she is collaborating on a handbook project, Gender, War and the Western World since 1650 (forthcoming Oxford University Press).  Her primary focus concerning this project is on the ‘The Age of the World Wars (1910s-1940s)’.