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.
‘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 Sympos…
Aysha W. Musa is a fully funded fourth year PhD student 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.
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.
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.
Victorian Literature and Culture, History of Science, History of Philosophy, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Realism, Affect, Description, New Materialism
medieval and early modern literature and cultural history, including gender issues, xenology, and ecocriticism, history of tolerance, interdisciplinarity, history of mentality and emotions
Victorian novel, history of medicine, medical humanities, gender, popular fiction
eighteenth-century studies; novel criticism; gender; cultural history
History of the book, medieval romance and lyric, anthologies, gender studies
Medieval Iberian Literature, Women and Gender Studies, Critical Theory, Art History