Dr Rachael Attwood
Lecturer in History
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Rachael Attwood was awarded a PhD from UCL in 2013. Her doctoral thesis examines the politics of activism against trafficking for sex work in turn-of-the-century Britain, and, in particular, the representation of this form of trafficking as 'white slavery'. She has taught at both UCL and the University of Sussex, where she was also a Research Fellow at the Centre for German-Jewish Studies.
Her current research centres on the history of trafficking and migratory sex work in Britain and its Empire. She is also interested in the history of immigration into Britain more broadly and, especially, the cultural history of Jewish immigration from 1880. She has shared her research with child protection and anti-trafficking NGOs, and has acted as an advisor on a number of academic projects on the history of women's mobility and trafficking.
She joined the University of Westminster as a Lecturer in History in September 2015.
I have taught widely on Modern British Social and Cultural History. I have also taught courses on Modern World History and Global History.
At Westminster, I teach:
4HIST001W: Blood and Iron: The Making of the Modern World
4HIST003W: Metropolis: London and Modernity, 1830-1939
5HIST004W: Jack the Ripper: Myth, Reality and Popular History
5HIST008W: Writing History: Approaches and Methods for History
5HIST009W: A Sexual History of London (module leader).
1HIS604: England Since 1945: Social and Cultural Change
Modern British social and cultural history; the global history of human trafficking and mobility for sex work; the history of (im)migration to Britain; modern British Jewish history; labour history; imperial history, and urban history.
I am happy to supervise students in any of these areas.