MemberFrancesca Falk

Francesca Falk is a reader in migration history at the University of Bern. Her areas of special interest are the history of modern Europe and its global contexts, power relations and their critique, migration, women and gender history, feminism, intersectionality, (post-)colonialism, social and political change, cultural and visual studies, public and oral history.

MemberAysha W. Musa

‘The Gendered Construction of Blame in the Gospel of Mark’s Account of John the Baptist’s Death’, Sheffield Gender History Journal, (University of Sheffield: Summer 2018), pp. 34-42.

‘Taking a Leave of Absence During My PhD’ Doctoral Times, (University of Sheffield: Issue 16), p. 5.

‘Don’t believe The Handmaid’s Tale: the original Jezebel has been much maligned’ The Conversation (18.07.17).

‘Reading Solomon J. Solomon’s Samson’ FORUM, Issue 23.

‘Event Review: Orange Is The New Bible Symposium…

Aysha W. Musa completed her PhD with the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS) and the School of English Literature at the University of Sheffield. She is working in the field of Gender and the Bible, focusing on Jael’s performances of gender in Judges 4 and 5. Aysha is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and is currently a coordinator for the Sheffield Gender History Group and an Academic Tutor for the Realising Opportunities outreach programme.

MemberKirsty Day

I am a historian of medieval religion, with particular interests in women’s and gender history, and the history of Central Europe. I am currently a Teaching Fellow in Medieval History at the University of Edinburgh. Previously, I was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Aalborg University (2019-2021), a Teaching Fellow in Medieval History at the University of Edinburgh (2016-2019) and a Teaching Fellow in Medieval History at the University of Leeds (2015-2016).

MemberNatasha Bailey

I am a cultural and gender historian, whose work focuses primarily on indigenous Nahua women in central Mexico during the early colonial period (early C16-mid C17). In my doctoral research I look at the participation of Nahua women in producing and selling the alcoholic beverage pulque and how their domination of the trade offered opportunities to negotiate their social position within a colonial state. My doctoral project brings together scholarship from gender history, indigenous history and drinking studies, pursuing an innovative methodology that combines source materials in Spanish, Nahuatl and visual languages.

MemberJoan Tumblety

I am a historian of 20th-century France, with a special interest in cultural and gender history, and more recently in the history of health and medicine. I have published on such topics as the collaborationist press, 1940-1944, and its rehabilitation after the war; the obsessions of early to mid-twentieth-century physical culturists with masculinity, eugenics and national decline; and on aspects of the interwar radical right. I am currently working on a social and cultural history of natural health cures in early to mid 20th-century France, the cultural work of physicians, the presentation of science and medicine at the 1937 Paris world’s fair, and the emergence of self-help literature across the century.

MemberMichael J. Albani

Michael J. Albani (He/Him/His) is a PhD Candidate at Michigan State University who holds an MA in History from Loyola University Chicago and a BA in History and English from Albion College. He specializes in the study of U.S. history, Native American history, women’s and gender history, and digital humanities, and his dissertation, tentatively titled “Racializing Indigenous Society: Native Americans, Euro-Americans, and the Struggle for Authority in the Great Lakes Borderlands, 1763-1888,” centers on the persistence of Anishinaabe women and their children of mixed heritage from Michilimackinac. Conceptions of race and perceptions of people with Indigenous ancestry drastically changed as Euro-American newcomers encroached upon this space. Albani’s project analyzes how the enduring presence of Anishinaabe women at peripheries like Michilimackinac affected nineteenth-century state formation efforts on both sides of the border between the U.S. and Canada. Furthermore, it examines how people of mixed heritage retained authority throughout the Great Lakes region as Euro-Americans imposed new racial classifications upon them.

MemberKumkum Sangari

Kumkum Sangari is the William F. Vilas Research Professor of English and the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

She has been a Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi; a Visiting Fellow at Yale University, Delhi University and Jadavpur University; and a Visiting Professor at University of Chicago,  Central European University, University of London (SOAS), University of Erfurt and Ambedkar University. 

Dr. Sangari has published extensively on British, American and Indian literature, the gendering of  South Asian medieval devotional traditions, nationalist figures such as M.K.Gandhi, Bombay cinema, televisual memory,  feminist art practice, and several contemporary gender issues such as personal law, widow immolation, domestic labour,  the beauty industry, son selection, commercial surrogacy,  and communal violence. 

She is the author of Solid Liquid: A transnational reproductive formation (2015) and Politics of the Possible: Essays on Gender, History, Narratives, Colonial English (1999). 

She has co-edited several books including Recasting Women and, most recently, has edited Arc Silt Dive: The Works of Sheba Chhachhi (2016)  and Trace Retrace: Paintings, Nilima Sheikh (2013).