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Dr Sean Brady

  • Overview

    Overview

    Biography

    Dr Sean Brady joined the department in 2005, following the completion of his PhD at Birkbeck. In 2006-2008, he was a Leverhulme postdoctoral fellow in the department at Birkbeck, and has been lecturer in the department since the completion of this fellowship.

  • Research

    Research

    Research overview

    My research focuses on gender, sexuality, politics and religion in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain and Ireland.
    My book, Masculinity and Male Homosexuality in Britain, 1861-1913, examines masculinity and attitudes to homosexuality in Britain before the First World War. Cultural abhorrence of sexuality between men is examined through developments in masculinity as a social status. The book explores these themes in relation to the family, married homosexual men, legislation and the Home Office, the medical profession and journalism. My interests focus also on masculinities in the longue durée, and the potentials for comparative approaches in the history of gender and sexuality.

    My current research also examines religion and sectarianism in relation to masculinities in Northern Ireland after 1921, and I am working on a book, Northern Ireland: A Gendered History.

    Along with Dr Matt Cook, Dr Julia Laite and historians from across the country, I am a convener for the new History of Sexuality seminar series at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), London. The new seminar series will be launched on Tuesday 7th January 2014 at 6 p.m. At this event, a roundtable of speakers will discuss the question 'What is the History of Sexuality?'. More details for this launch event and seminar, and also for information about other IHR seminars.


    I am convening editor for Palgrave Macmillan's series 'Genders and Sexualities in History'.

  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching

    Supervision

    Gender, Sexuality, Politics and Religion in Britain and Ireland after 1800.

    Current doctoral researchers

    • AIDAN MULLETT
    • EDMUND LYON
    • MARY HEFFERNAN
    • SARAH GOLDING

    Doctoral alumni

    • GABRIELLA MARIA ROMANO
    • GABRIELLA MARIA ROMANO
    • BEN BETHELL
    • SEÁN NEWMAN
    • MARIAN FLINT
    • VICKY RUSSELL

    Teaching

    Teaching modules

    • Intimate Britain: Family, Society and Culture, 1832-1918 (HICL197S6)
    • Mastering Historical Research: Birkbeck Approaches (SSHC247S7)
    • People, Culture and Ideas in Modern Britain and Ireland (SSHC463S5)
  • Publications

    Publications

    Article

    Book

    Book Section