#BeBoldForChange: help forge a better future

Julie GottliebDr Julie Gottlieb, Department of History

"Be bold for change, and practice what you preach. That is what motivated me to take on the role of Arts and Humanities Faculty Chair of the Equality & Diversity Committee this year.

"As a historian of women, with an even closer focus on women and political engagement and representation in modern Britain, I examine those processes and the socio-political feminist movements that have been responsible for bringing just such a committee into being.

"In my modules we inevitably elaborate on present-minded questions about the past: outlining the cyclical pattern of women’s political and sexual emancipation; tracing the emergence of LGBT identity and mobilization; and tracking the developments in the historiography of women’s and gender history alongside the contemporary practices and achievements of progressive movements.

"The month of March is also Women’s History Month and, in my lifetime at least, it has never been so important to study women’s past — their collective achievements and setbacks—to guide future action and activism."

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Julie is speaking at our Students' Union on Thursday 16 March on Tory women and feminism after suffrage. It's one of the events our Students' Union has planned to mark International Women's History Month.

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