|Post:||Lecturer in History|
|Other posts:||Lecturer in History (History)|
|Location:||Arts A A171|
|International:||+44 1273 877675|
I went to Oxford Brookes University as a mature student and took a joint honours degree in English Studies with History. I then moved to Sussex to take the English Literature masters programme, Sexual Dissidence and Cultural Change. After which I moved back into History for my Dphil research, 'Gay Men and the Revolutionary Left in Britain since 1957 - Tracing the development of Identity Politics', which was awarded in 2003. It was published as 'Gay Men and the Left in Post-war Britain: How the personal got political' by MUP in 2007. Since my appointment at Sussex I have been developing teaching and research in the History of the 1980s.
As well as teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Contemporary British History, I am Year Two Tutor and involved with facilitating a number of student led initiatives. This includes Histsyd the elearning community for History Dphils.
Lucy is an active member of The Brighton Salon and a regular judge for the 6th form debating competition Debating Matters. She has worked with museums, community groups and local history groups. Lucy is currently working with veterans of the Falklands War and veteran support groups.
My research so far has covered the history of sexuality, identity politics and the Left throughout the twentieth century. I also work on the history of youth and youth culture (particularly counter-culture) as well as on popular culture, the theatre and literature. Specific research areas are: Homosexual law reform, Gay Liberation, activism and terrorism, the 'Loony Left', Punk, Anti-Nazism and Rock against Racism, Paedophile organisations and the campaigns around AIDS.
I am currently looking at the role of nostalgia in left wing politics, through Rock against Racism, as part of an ongoing research project on the 1980s. I am building a major research projoect that brings together Life History, History and Neuroscience using History to Combat Combat Related Post-Trauamatic Stress Disorder. The network, Translate Trauma, organises events at Sussex. I am also shared co-ordinatory of Morality and the Representation of Suffering (MARS). http://www.marsproject.co.uk/index.htmlMuch of this work involves thinking through the implications for historians of internet communities, on line self publishing and social networking sites.
I currently teach the Second Year Time and Place course '1984: Thatcher's Britain', and co-teach the Second Year thematic 'The Sixties'. At masters level I teach a new course on the Falklands War and co-teach the video documentary option.
I supervise Dphils who are situated in both the History and Media departments.
In 2008 I received a University of Sussex Teaching Award
Gay Men and the Left in Post-war Britain: How the personal got political Manchester: Manchester University Press, 219 pp. ISBN 9780719074349
There are some people who don’t deserve to be won over! in Political Masculinities Palgrave, Awaiting Publication
Three Revolutionary Years: The Impact of the Counter Culture on the Development of the Gay Liberation Movement in Britain in Cultural and Social History Volume 3 pp. 445-471