R304 Level 3
1 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QH
I am an historian of 20th-century European and international social and political history.
I started my career studying West European communism during the Cold War period, specifically the impact of the Czechoslovak crisis of 1968 on Italian and French communism. I have published on other aspects of European communism, on political and social mobilisation around ‘1968’ in Western and Eastern Europe, and on collective memory of World War Two. I then turned my attention to women’s and gender history, and have recently finished a monograph on the feminist movement in Italy (1960s-1980s) in an international perspective (Routledge, 2014). Methodologically, I am interested in transnational and comparative approaches, oral history, and representation of history in film.
I am currently working on three new projects:
- One is entitled ‘Translating Feminism: Transfers, Transgression, Transformation (1945-1989)' - first workshop at UofG.
- Another is an AHRC-funded Network on 'Women, Work and Value: Europe 1945-2015', for which I am co-investigator.
- The third is a comparative European study of social conflict and post-1968 stabilisation during the ‘long 1970s’.
I am interested in supervising in the following areas:
- European social and political history 20th century
- European communism, the European left
- Feminism and gender history
- Women and work
- 1968 and its aftermath
- Transnational and comparative approaches
- Oral history
I have supervised or am supervising doctoral projects on:
- The West German radical left following 1968;
- Spanish trade unions in the 1920s-30s;
- Women and workplace activism in the UK, 1960s-80s;
- The Women’s Liberation Movement in Britain and the question of class;
- narratives of victims of terrorism in Italy;
- Bolshevik women and the question of ‘emancipation’ in Central Asia.
• Gender, Politics and Power (MSc gender History)
• Gender, Culture and Text (MSc Gender History)
• Social Theory and Social History
• Revolution, War and the Left in European history, 1789-1989
• Special Subject: 'Demanding the impossible? European Societies in the 1960s'
• European Communism in the 20th Century
• The Cultural and Social History of the Cold War
• The Left and the Nation in Europe, 19-20th Cent.
• History 2B: ‘People, Ideas and Things: The making of modern Societies 1500-2000’