Dr Isabell Dahms

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Position Lecturer in Queer History
Department History
Email i.dahms (@gold.ac.uk)
Dr Isabell Dahms

Dr Isabell Dahms convenes the MA Queer History and is the director of the Goldsmiths' Centre for Queer History. Their current research looks at queer social movements and municipal histories in London, working closely with LGBTQIA+ archives at Bishopsgate Institute.

Academic qualifications

  • BA Politics and International Relations, University of East Anglia 2013
  • MA Philosophy and Contemporary Critical Theory, Kingston University London 2014
  • PhD Philosophy, Kingston University London 2020

Teaching and Supervision

Research interests

Isabell's previous research has analysed the continuities and ruptures between the histories of gynaecology and philosophy of nature in Central Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as the history of gender in the 20th century. Isabell has also published and presented on 'Always Trouble: Gender before and after Gender Trouble' (2021), and on 'Maternal Inclinations, Queer Orientations, Common Occupations' (2023).

Their current research interest include queer municipal and activist histories and the relationship of queerness to public and domestic spaces, as well as the histories of queer care.

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