I am a leading scholar of queer history and histories of sexuality and capitalism. My research has appeared across international edited collections, traditional media and digital platforms. My book The Pink Pound: Capitalism and Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century Britain is under contract with the University of Chicago Press.


Director, Centre for Queer History (2019- )
Goldsmiths, University of London
A multi-disciplinary research hub for queer history inside and outside the academy.

Lecturer in Queer History (2017- )
Goldsmiths, University of London
Designed and convenes the world’s first MA in Queer History.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2016-2017)
Birkbeck College, University of London
Archival and oral history research appointment for the AHRC-funded project ‘Sexualities and Localities’, researching England’s non-London LGBTQ histories with case studies in Manchester, Leeds, Plymouth and Brighton.

Lead Project Researcher (2015-2016)
Historic England and Leeds Beckett University
Public and digital history research appointment, including designing a crowd sourced map, managing social media and policy writing, for the Historic England initiative Pride of Place: England’s LGBTQ Heritage.

Honorary Research Fellow (2012-2015)
Birkbeck College, University of London
Research appointment in support of monograph and public outreach activities with the Raphael Samuel History Centre

Postdoctoral Fellow in History (2012-14)
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Two-year fully-funded research fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada in support of book-length research project The Pink Pound: Capitalism and Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century Britain

Elizabeth and Cecil Kent Post Doctoral Fellow in History (2010-2012)
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
• Research appointment in modern British cultural and gender history, and lecturer in twentieth-century European history

Seminar Instructor (2009)
University of California, Santa Barbara, California
Teaching appointment in the history of women, gender, and sexuality in twentieth-century Europe


PhD, History and Feminist Studies, 2010
University of California, Santa Barbara
French Language Program, Université du Quèbec à Trois Rivières, 2005
Thesis: ‘The Pink Pound: Commerce and Homosexuality in Britain, 1900-1967’

MA, History, 2003
University of British Columbia 

BMgt, Management (Honours: Distinction), 2001
BA, History and German (Honours: Great Distinction), 2001
University of Lethbridge
German Language Program, Universität Leipzig, Herder Institut, 1999


Project Details


July 2014

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