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Sacha Hepburn

  • Overview



    I joined Birkbeck in 2020 as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, following postdoctoral fellowships at the Institute of Historical Research and the University of Warwick. I am a historian of modern Africa with particular interests in labour, gender and age. Through my research and teaching, I seek to understand the past on its own terms and to bring historical perspectives to bear on contemporary global challenges.


    • BA History, Warwick, 2011
    • MA World History, Manchester, 2012
    • DPhil History, Oxford, 2016


  • Research


    Research interests

    • Modern African history
    • Gender and sexualities
    • Age and generation
    • Labour and labour movements
    • Oral history

    Research clusters and groups

    • Global history and internationalism
    • Difference, race and inequality
    • Mind and body