Micaela Pattison
20152019

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I am an historian of modern Europe with particular interest in the politics and culture of interwar Spain. My first monograph (Tamesis, Boydell & Brewer) will be a micro-historical study of gendered modernity, youth politics and sexual science in interwar Spain that centres upon the startling career of teenage propagandist, writer, sex reformer and 'eugenic child', Hildegart (1914-1933).

My current research explores scientific, economic, and ideological 'creations' of modern femininity in the interwar and the ways that shifting definitions of age categories and 'healthiness' shaped gender discourse, women's activism and gendered experiences of urban life in the interwar. 

I am a Lecturer of European History in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Flinders University. I am also a Research Affiliate in Sydney University's Department of History and an Adjunct Researcher on a three-year project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Business and Economy. DESORGEN (Gender Disturbance in Contemporary Spain: Masculinities and Femininities) is a project of the Experiencia Moderna (Modern Experience) research group based at the University of the Basque Country. (Principal researchers: Professor Miren Llona and Dr Nerea Aresti).

I have previously held positions as Lecturer in Modern European History at the Australian National University, Visiting Fellow in the ANU's School of History, Research Fellow in the ANU's School of Sociology at the Australian National University, and Visiting Research Fellow on the History Institute of the Spanish Research Council's Centre for Human and Social Sciences (CSIC-CCHS) in Madrid. 

Keywords

  • D204 Modern History
  • DP Spain

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