Dr Rebecca Jennings

Teaching Fellow

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. Having moved back to the UK, she has recently joined the Department of History at UCL where she will be teaching courses 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’ (Manchester University Press, 2007); ‘A Lesbian History of Britain: Love and Sex Between Women Since 1500’ (Greenwood World Publishing 2007); and ‘Unnamed Desires: A Sydney Lesbian History’ (Monash University Publishing, 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.

Qualifications & memberships of professional bodies

University of Manchester
University of Manchester
University of Manchester
Member of the Women's History Network 
Member of the Australian Historical Association 

Courses taught

HIST7461 Gender in Modern British History c.1850-1939
HISTG103 Gender and Sexuality in Modern Britain 1850 to the present

Major Publications

IRIS Researcher Profile