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Dr Rebecca Jennings


Rebecca Jennings completed her PhD at the University of Manchester, where she taught for a few years before taking up a research fellowship at Macquarie University, Sydney. After moving back to the UK she joined UCL History, where she teaches on the history of gender and sexuality in modern Britain.

Her research focuses on twentieth-century British and Australian lesbian history and she is the author of Tomboys and Bachelor Girls: A lesbian history of post-war Britain (2007); A Lesbian History of Britain: Love and sex between women since 1500 (2007); and Unnamed Desires: A Sydney lesbian history (2015). Rebecca is currently completing a monograph arising from her Australian Research Council-funded research into 'Lesbian Practices of Intimacy in Britain and Australia, 1945-2010', which traces lesbian relationship models and parenting practices in post-war Britain and Australia.

Major publications

  • Tomboys and Bachelor Girls: A lesbian history of post-war Britain (Manchester: Manchester UP, 2007)
  • A Lesbian History of Britain: Love and sex between women since 1500 (Santa Barbara: Greenwood World Publishing, 2007)
  • Unnamed Desires: A Sydney lesbian history (Melbourne: Monash UP, 2015)

For a full list of publications, see Rebecca's Iris profile.

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