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Research interests

Rachel Lock-Lewis's main research interest is the history of feminism in post-war Britain and she's currently researching the Women's Liberation Movement in South Wales.  

Her previous publications have focussed on gender and social change in post-war Britain, particularly in relation to sexuality, marriage, maternity, parenting and childhood, and kinship.  Rachel is a co-director of the Centre for Gender Studies in Wales. 

Research themes: The Women's Liberation Movment in Wales in the 1970s and 1980s; women's activism in twentieth-century Britain; women and social change in twentieth-century Britain; marriage, family life, kinship networks, parenting, childhood and women’s employment.

Teaching interests

European history, c1750-1991; Britain in the twentieth century; women in Britain, 1792-2000; postwar Britain; the Chartist Rising in Newport, 1839; the origins of the First World War, c1870-1914; the home front in Brirtain during the First World War amd Second World War. 



Other Interests

Co-Director of USW's Centre for Gender Studies in Wales.  

Education/Academic qualification

History & English, BA Joint Honours

Education, PGCE (Post Compulsorary Sector

History, MA


External positions

External Examiner for BA History , Coventry University

Sept 2021 → …

External Examiner for History on IFY, Warwick University

2020 → …


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