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Alana Harris


  • Reader in Modern British Social, Cultural and Gender History, History
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Research interests

  • Religion and Secularization
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Modern History of London
  • Ethnicity and Diasporic identities
  • Ritual, Material Cultures and Pilgrimage
  • Film, Visual Sources and Oral History

Dr Harris’ research interests broadly span issues related to British identity in the nineteenth and twentieth century, encompassing gender, class, ethnicity, sexuality and religiosity. She is particularly interested in the manifestation of these self-definitions and understandings, individually and collectively, through ritual and performance, pilgrimage, material and visual cultures and spatial and narrative practices. Her next research project will examine chnaging attitudes to birth control in twentieth-century Britain (and Europe).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, ‘Transformations in English Catholic Spirituality and Popular Religion, 1945 – 1980’, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jan 2008

Master of Divinity, Master of Divinity (High Distinction), University of Divinity, Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Jan 2007

Master of Studies, Master of Studies in Historical Research (Distinction), University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Jan 1997

Bachelor of Laws, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Jan 1997


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