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Philippa Levine


Core FacultyD.Phil., 1984, Oxford University (St. Antony's College)

Professor in the Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
Philippa Levine

Contact

  • Phone: 512-232-1236
  • Office: HRC 3.202B
  • Office Hours: FALL 2011- M 2-3 p.m., F 1:30-2:30 p.m. & by appt.
  • Campus Mail Code: B7000

Interests


British Empire; intersections of race and gender; science, medicine and society

Biography


Philippa Levine grew up in the United Kingdom, and came to the U.S. in 1987. She taught at the University of Southern California before joining the UT faculty in 2010. She has also taught in her native Britain and in Australia.

Awards, Honors

Guggenheim Fellowship (2007-8); Resident Fellow, Bellagio Center, Rockefeller Foundation (2002); various visiting fellowships in Australia, Britain, Ireland, and Canada, plus research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Institutes of Health

Publications

2009: Gender, Labour, War and Empire in Modern Britain. Essays on Modern Britain, co-edited with Susan Grayzel, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

2007: The British Empire, Sunrise to Sunset, Harlow: Longman Pearson

2007: Beyond Sovereignty: Britain, Empire and Transnationalism, 1860-1950, co-edited with Kevin Grant and Frank Trentman, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

2004: Gender  and Empire: Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series, Oxford: Oxford University Press

2003: Prostitution, Race and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire, New York: Routledge

2000: Women's Suffrage in the British Empire: Citizenship, Nation and Race, co-edited with Laura Mayhall and Ian Fletcher, London: Routledge

1990: Feminist Lives in Victorian England Private Roles and Public Commitment,  Oxford: Basil Blackwell

1987: Victorian Feminism 1850-1900, London: Hutchinson Education, later Routledge, and Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press. 1994,

1986: The Amateur and the Professional. Historians, Antiquarians and Archaeologists in Victorian England, 1838-1886, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Courses


WGS 301 • History Of Human Sexuality

45939 • Spring 2016
Meets MW 300pm-430pm GAR 0.102
(also listed as HIS 306N)

History of Human Sexuality - Philippa Levine

The course will approach the history of sexuality from four angles: sexual behaviors (including but not limited to sexual orientation, prostitution, rape, use of pornography); sexual consequences (including but not limited to STDs, conception, birth control, abortion); sexual regulation (including but not limited to laws on abortion , obscenity, age of consent, and  race-mixing; role of religion; role of the state) and sexual science (including but not limited to gender assignment and intersex; circumcision; sexology).

 

 

Texts:

Course texts will include Robert Buffington, Eithne Luibhéid and Donna Guy, A Global History of Sexuality (Wiley, 2014) and Robert A. Nye, Sexuality (Oxford, 1999).

 

 

Grading:

Assessment will be based on a series of assignments completed at regular intervals throughout the course, culminating in a research paper, the topic of which will be chosen in consultation with the instructor and TAs.  Students will be asked to write a short paragraph weekly (ungraded) on the topics to be covered, will sit one (graded) in-class mid-term exam, and keep a journal which will detail their progress on the research paper due at the end of the semester.  The journal will be submitted for grading every three weeks, which will allow the instructor and TAs to intervene early where necessary if a student is not meeting the standards of the course.

Publications


The British Empire, Sunrise to Sunset


The Rise and Fall of Modern Empires


The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Imperial Histories


The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics


Gender, Labour, War and Empire in Modern Britain. Essays on Modern Britain

Eugenics

 

Philippa Levine

Gender, Labour, War and Empire in Modern Britain. Essays on Modern Britain
co-edited with Susan Grayzel, Basingstoke
2009
Palgrave Macmillion


The British Empire, Sunrise to Sunset


Beyond Sovereignty: Britain, Empire and Transnationalism, 1860-1950

Sovere

 

Philippa Levine

Beyond Sovereignty: Britain, Empire and Transnationalism, 1860-1950
2007
co-edited with Kevin Grant and Frank Trentman
Palgrave Macmillan


Gender  and Empire: Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series


Feminist Lives in Victorian England. Private Roles and Public Commitment


Prostitution, Race and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire


Women's Suffrage in the British Empire: Citizenship, Nation and Race

Suffrage

 

Philippa Levine

Women's Suffrage in the British Empire: Citizenship, Nation and Race
2000
Co-edited with Laura Mayhall and Ian Fletcher
Routledge


Victorian Feminism 1850-1900

"Victorian

 

Philippa Levine

Victorian Feminism 1850-1900
1994
University Press of Florida


The Amateur and the Professional. Historians, Antiquarians and Archaeologists in Victorian England, 1838-1886

Current Graduate Students


Stefanie Carter

Studies Victorian civic culture. Her interests include S=Social and cultural history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Great Britain, particularly in regards to class and labor relations. Comparative history of working-class, public history, and material culture in modern Europe.


 

Sandy Chang

Studies gender and migration in Britain’s south-east Asian colonies.


 

Jack Loveridge

Studies India, the British Empire and the Green Revolution. Interests include modern South Asia, British Empire, Decolonization, Economic Development, Agriculture, Nutrition.


 

Mark Sheaves

Studies popular medicine in the British Empire. Interests include science and medicine in Early Modern Atlantic world; British Empire; Spanish Empire; Global History;


 

Alexis Truax-Harasemovitch

Studies British Empire in the 18th century Mediterranean. Interests include the British Empire, the British Mediterranean, Long Eighteenth Century, Cultural and Social History, Maritime History, Legal History, Subjecthood and National Identity.

Fieldwork & Research


Professor Levine's main current research project is a history of nakedness.

Forthcoming with Oxford University Press: Eugenics: A Very Short Introduction

Forthcoming with Bloomsbury The British Empire: Critical Readings (4-volumes)

News


Still Invisible: Women, Gender and Decolonization

The Library of Congress

July 15, 2009


Eugenics Around the World

Not Even Past

February 2013


Bad Blood: Newly Discovered Documents on US Funded Syphilis Experiments

Not Even Past

October 9, 2011


Americans and The Royal Wedding

Not Even Past

April 20, 2011


The Trouble with Film

American Historical Association

March 2010


Madeleine Blair: Nobody's Victim

Canadian Broadcasting Company

April 23, 2013:


The Golden Notebook Project

2008


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