University of Wisconsin–Madison

Kate Turner

keturner2@wisc.edu

Advisors: Mary Louise Roberts and Daniel Ussishkin

Kate Turner


Biography

My general research interests lie in the social and cultural history of twentieth-century Britain. I am currently working on a project that uses an intersectional mode of analysis to trace the ways that female selfhood and individualism were imagined, restricted and enacted in British public discourse between the 1950s and the 1990s. By studying this changing discourse, I am able to investigate the raced and gendered limits of liberalism in post-war Britain, the connection between new visions of the economy and contestations over the meaning of family, community and national belonging, and the uneasy relationship between the Women’s Liberation Movement and the emerging vocabulary of neoliberalism.

Education

M.A., University of Oxford, UK: in Women’s Studies.
B.A., University of York, UK: BA (Hons) in History

Field

  • Modern British History, Gender and Women’s History.

MA Title

  • ‘From Greenham to Girl Power: Attitudes to Feminism in Britain, 1983-1997’

Working Dissertation Title

  • “Lonely Housewives, Self-Centered Feminists and Independent Women: Individualism and the Reinvention of British Womanhood, c.1954-1997”

Awards

  • 2016: Voted Teaching Assistant of the Year by Phi Alpha Theta (History honour society)
  • 2015: Award for Early Excellence in Teaching (UW Madison History Department).

Professional Affiliation

  • Member of the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS)

Courses Taught as TA

  • Spring 2016: Women and Gender in Modern Europe;
  • Winter 2015: The Second World War;
  • Spring 2015: Britain since 1668;
  • Winter 2014: Europe since 1789.