Justin Bengry, Director of the Centre for Queer History
Goldsmiths, University of London

Justin Bengry is a leading historian of sexuality and the queer past and the author of numerous publications in journals, edited collections and international newspapers. He has more than a decade of experience writing and speaking about gender & sexuality, social & cultural history, capitalism & consumer culture, media & travel.

Justin is active across digital platforms and is a co-founder and editor of the international, peer-reviewed history of sexuality blog NOTCHES: (re)marks on the history of sexuality, the world’s leading history of sexuality blog. He is also on the advisory board of History Workshop Online, the digital arm of History Workshop Journal.

Justin completed a PhD in History and Feminist Studies at the University of California in 2010 after which he held Postdocs at the University of Saskatchewan and McGill University. Justin was Lead Project Researcher for Historic England’s public and digital history initiative Pride of Place: England’s LGBTQ Heritage, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the AHRC-funded project Queer Beyond London.

Justin’s book The Pink Pound: Capitalism and Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century Britain is under contract with the University of Chicago Press. He is represented by Emma Bal at The Madeleine Milburn Agency.