Professor Heike Bauer
MA (Wales), PhD (London)
Head of the Department of English and Humanities, and Professor of Modern Literature and Cultural History
Heike Bauer is founding director of Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Gender and Sexuality Studies (BiGS), co-convenor of the History of Sexuality Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research and member of the Rethinking Sexology and European Sexologies networks.
Her main teaching is on the BA Arts and Humanities and the MA Modern and Contemporary Literature. She supervises doctoral students on gender and sexuality in fiction, history, culture and criticism since the nineteenth-century including projects that cut across conventional period and disciplinary boundaries.
Professor Bauer has published widely on literature, translation and the modern history of sexuality, and on the rise of queer and feminist graphic novels. She is on the editorial boards of History of the Human Sciences and Australian Feminist Studies.
Her research has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, the Wellcome Trust, the Leslie Centre for the Humanities at Dartmouth, the Cornelia Goethe Centrum at Frankfurt University, the Christina Institute at Helsinki University, and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture at Duke University.
- Heike Bauer was awarded a SWEM Grant to conduct research on the history of dangerous dog at The College of William & Mary in Willliamsburg, VA during 2019-20.
- In June 2019 Professor Bauer was keynote speaker on 'A Queer Century, 1869-1969' at the Canadian Congress of the Humanities & Social Sciences hosted by The University of British Columbia.
- In October 2018 Professor Bauer was keynote speaker at 'Thinking Sex After the Great War', Royal Library, Brussels.