Dr Valerie Wright
- Research Associate (Urban Studies)
- Lecturer - Scottish Modern History (History)
telephone: 0141 330 4377
Valerie is currently a research associate on the Leverhulme funded project ‘Housing, Everyday Life and Wellbeing over the long term: Glasgow 1950-1975’ at the University of Glasgow.
For further details see:
Project blog: Housing and Wellbeing in Glasgow
Facebook: Multistorey Memories Glasgow
Twitter: Multistorey Memories
Valerie previously worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in the Departments of Economics and History at the University of Dundee on a project entitled 'Jute & Dundee: The Management of Industrial Decline'.
She completed her PhD in the Department of Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow.
Valerie's research interests include the role of gender in shaping debates concerning housing conditions in the post-war years.
She is also interested in the changing structure of women’s employment opportunities in Britain in the post-war years (arising from her work on women's role in the jute industry in Dundee).
Her doctoral research focused on feminism and women’s organisations in Scotland in the interwar years and she considered the ways in which women became involved in politics in a broad sense, which includes an examination of women’s roles in local politics through campaigns for welfare improvements such as housing as well as demands for professional equality.