Dr Lucy Delap

Senior Associate

Lucy Delap is a Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Cambridge and current Deputy Director of History & Policy. She works on gender, labour and religion, and her current research focuses on masculinities and political activism in the late twentieth century. Her book The Feminist Avant-Garde: Transatlantic Encounters of the early twentieth century (Cambridge University Press, 2007) won the 2008 Women's History Network Prize, and explores the intellectual history of feminism, set within Anglo-American transatlantic exchanges of the early twentieth century. Her monograph, Knowing Their Place: Domestic Service in Twentieth Century Britain, was published by Oxford University Press in 2011, and has led to media consultancy, policy debate, and public lectures on domestic service. Other recent publications include The Politics of Domestic Authority in Britain from 1800 (Palgrave, 2009), Feminist Media History (Palgrave, 2010), and Men, Masculinities and Religious Change in Twentieth Century Britain (Palgrave, 2013). 

Lucy participated in the ESRC-funded project 'Historicising 'historical' child sexual abuse' alongside Dr Louise Jackson and Dr Louise Settle (Edinburgh) and Dr Adrian Bingham (Sheffield). This research helped inform and contextualise present-day debates in Britain by examining key moments over the last 100 years when child sexual abuse reached public awareness through media, criminal justice or policy.  

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