I enjoy working in fields that defy categorization or unifying conversations.
Incoherent or Invigorated? The History of Sexuality
On the launch of the IHR History of Sexuality Seminar.
Hyperbole and horror: hijras and the British imperial state in India
Nineteenth-century British imperial imaginaries took great delight in expressing the terror of, and a morbid fascination with, hijra bodies.
Out in the unions
The core message which I learned from GLF was that gay people should come out about their sexuality as much as they could.
Three Wise Men in a Bed: Bedsharing and Sexuality in Medieval Europe
For high-status medieval men, sharing a meal and a bed had more to do with politics than sex.
Are Historians of Sexuality Sexier than Other Historians?
Do (and should) our perceptions of other historians’ sexuality affect how we view their contributions to historiography?