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Dr Sue Bruley

Reader in Modern History

Sue Bruley


Sue has taught History at the University of Portsmouth since 1988. She has long standing research interests in the fields of gender and women’s history, sexuality and oral history. Her numerous publications have made her a leading social historian of twentieth century Britain. She is especially interested in working class women. Her current research concerns the Women’s Liberation Movement in Britain c 1968-80 and in particular its impact on personal life. She has extensive experience of oral history and has conducted hundred of interviews across many different projects, as well as teaching oral history. Sue also teaches a special subject on ‘Gender, Sexuality and War 1922-80’ and an option ‘The First World War, A Social and Gender History’.

Sue is an experienced PhD supervisor and welcomes expressions of interest concerning any of the research areas mentioned above. Come and discuss your ideas with me!

Research Interests

Research Clusters

  • Socialand Cultural History
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Discipline Areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Media Studies 
  • Social Theory

Current Research Projects

  • Social and Gender History General Strike
  • Miners' Lockout 1926

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