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Julia Maclachlan

Thesis: Male Homosexuality 1945-70: Transnational Scientific and Social Knowledge in British and west European contexts.

My project investigates the transnational flows of scientific and social knowledge which shaped the understanding and experience of sexually dissident masculinities in Britain in a period of west European reconstruction and Cold War politics. Focusing on male homosexuality, my research traces how European sexual knowledge was translated into a British context, with its distinct national legislative and discursive framework. Placing homosexuality within networks of European sexological research, international political activism and subcultural activity, I seek to establish how these influences reshaped the self-conception of gay men in Britain.


Expected submission date

  • December 2018

Funding awards

  • The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
  • The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • President's Doctoral Scholarship

Research interests

Transnational history, contemporary European history, history of sexuality.

Additional Information

  • MA (Distinction), History, University of Manchester
  • BA (Hons) First Class, History (Culture, Society, Economy), University of Mannheim, Germany

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