December, 2014 · By Justin Bengry


July, 2014 · By Justin Bengry

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


Public Speaking and Keynotes

July, 2014 · By Justin Bengry

I have given more than 50 international papers, invited lectures, keynotes and public talks in Britain and around the world in person and remotely. 

I have more than 15 years of international public speaking and teaching experience and have given talks and workshops to international organisations, charities, businesses, student societies, schools and community groups. My talks build on my extensive queer history research and cover such topics as the ‘pink pound’ and capitalism, Alan Turing and the ‘gay pardon’, homosexual law reform, queer heritage, LGBTQ media histories, local studies and more.

To arrange a talk for your organisation and discuss speaker fees please contact me directly.