Dr Helen Glew

Senior Lecturer in History

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I graduated with a BA Honours in English Literature & History from the University of Lancaster, from where I also gained a Masters in Historical Research, specialising in social and cultural history. In 2010 I earned a PhD from the University of London (Institute of Historical Research), having completed a thesis funded by the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award Scheme, which allowed me to work with the British Postal Museum & Archive (now The Postal Museum). I have worked at the University of Westminster since 2007.

I teach on a range of modules in History at Westminster, including those related to the history of London and more broadly to the social and cultural history of Britain, as well as those which explore how the past is depicted in museums and heritage sites. At third year undergraduate level, I teach the research-led module 'Transatlantic Feminisms: the women's movement in twentieth-century Britain and Canada'.

I am Course Leader for the BA English Literature & History.

My work centres on questions around women's employment, feminism, and women in public life in the late 19th and 20th centuries. I am also interested in representations of women in popular culture and have published on aspects of women in magazines and periodicals in the twentieth century.

In 2016 my monograph Gender, Rhetoric and Regulation: women's work in the Civil Service and the London County Council 1900-55 was published by Manchester University Press. I am now working on a book project on the marriage bar and social and cultural debates about married women's paid work, c.1870-1960.

2017

Providing and Taking the Opportunity: Women Civil Servants and Feminist Periodical Culture in Interwar Britain (2017)
Glew, H. 2017. Providing and Taking the Opportunity: Women Civil Servants and Feminist Periodical Culture in Interwar Britain. in: Clay, Catherine, DiCenzo, Maria, Green, Barbara and Hackney, Fiona (ed.) The Edinburgh Companion to Women’s Print Media in Interwar Britain (1918–1939) Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press.
Regulating Marriage: Gender, the Public Service, the Second World War and Reconstruction in Britain and Canada (2017)
Glew, H. 2017. Regulating Marriage: Gender, the Public Service, the Second World War and Reconstruction in Britain and Canada. in: Peniston-Bird, C. and Vickers, E. (ed.) Gender and the Second World War: Lessons of War London Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 88-100

2016

The married woman worker in Chatelaine magazine, 1948-1964 (2016)
Glew, H. 2016. The married woman worker in Chatelaine magazine, 1948-1964. in: Hawkins, S., Phillips, N., Ritchie, R. and Kleinberg, S.J. (ed.) Women in Magazines: Research, Representation, Production, and Consumption New York Routledge. pp. 137-147

2013

Women at the polytechnic (2013)
Glew, H. 2013. Women at the polytechnic. in: Penn, E. (ed.) Educating mind, body and spirit: the legacy of Quintin Hogg and the polytechnic, 1864-1992 Cambridge Granta Editions.
Quintin Hogg and his legacy (2013)
Glew, H. 2013. Quintin Hogg and his legacy. in: Penn, E. (ed.) Educating mind, body and spirit: the legacy of Quintin Hogg and the polytechnic, 1864-1992 Cambridge Granta Editions.

2016

Gender, Rhetoric and Regulation: women's work in the Civil Service and the London County Council, 1900-55 (2016)
Glew, H. 2016. Gender, Rhetoric and Regulation: women's work in the Civil Service and the London County Council, 1900-55. Manchester Manchester University Press.

2015

Introduction: ‘Women as Wives and Workers: Marking Fifty Years of The Feminine Mystique’ Special Issue (2015)
Ritchie, R., Glew, H., Hamlett, J., McEneaney, S. and Thomas, Z. 2015. Introduction: ‘Women as Wives and Workers: Marking Fifty Years of The Feminine Mystique’ Special Issue. History of Women in the Americas. 3, pp. 1-8.

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