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Keynote Speaker

Dr Meleisa Ono-George: Keynote Speaker

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Dr Ono-George is an Associate Professor and Director of Student experience for history at the university of Warwick. As well as overseeing all aspects of teaching, Dr Ono-George also teaches Carribean history and focuses on the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Through this she explores ethical historical methodologies to liberate marginalised people, especially communities of Afro-Carribean ancestry.

Dr ONo-George is also highly active in promoting pedagogies that centre BPOC student engagement and anti-racist methods of teaching.

Health and Healing

Professor Julie Anderson: Health and Healing Panel Chair

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Professor Julie Anderson completed her undergraduate studies in Australia and then moved to the University of Leicester where she finished her PhD in 2001. In that year, she was appointed to a Research Fellowship at the University of Manchester where she worked until 2009, when she was appointed Senior Lecturer in the History of Modern Medicine at the University of Kent.

Professor Andersons research interests cover the history of medicine in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. She is particularly interested in the cultural and social history of physical disabilities and blindness. She also researches war and medicine and has just completed a monograph on rehabilitation in the Second World War.  Professor Anderson is also Chair of the Disability History Group and also co-editor of a series on the history of disability with Manchester University Press

A Womans World

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Dr Abjihit Sarkar: A Womens World Panel Chair

Dr Sarkar’s recent publications deal with a very wide range of themes in the history and anthropology of modern South Asia. His book on the politics of humanitarianism in the particular form of famine-relief, and the politics of food-austerity laws and rationing in India, is under book-contract signed with Routledge, forthcoming in 2021. 


Dr Sarkar is also writing a socio-cultural history of the debates on birth control methods in women’s magazines during the Emergency Rule in India between 1975 and 1977.

Broken Identities, Healing Places

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Dr Kennatta Hammond-Perry: Broken identities, Healing Places Panel Chair

The Panel chair is Dr Kennetta Hammond Perry from De Montfort University. Her research interests include Black British history, transnational race politics, Black women’s history, archives of Black Europe, and anti-racist movements for citizenship, recognition and social justice throughout the African Diaspora. Currently, she is researching histories of state-sanctioned racial violence and the relationship between the decline of the welfare state and the expansion of the carceral state in Britain during the second half of the twentieth century.


Dr Rebecca Jennings: Sexuality, Defiance, Hope Panel Chair

Dr Jennings teaches 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 (2007); A Lesbian History of Britain: Love and sex between women since 1500 (2007); and Unnamed Desires: A Sydney lesbian history (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.

Sexuality, Defiance, Hope

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