Black British History |

Dr Lucy Bland



Affiliation: Reader in History, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

Location: Cambridge


Research Description: I have two current research projects: ‘The Mixed Race Offspring of Black GIs and British Women Born during the Second World War’ and ‘A Social and Cultural history of trans-racial adoption in Britain from the 2nd World War’.

Research Keywords: Children of black GIs in World War II; Transracial adoption.

Countries and Regions of Interest: Britain.


Authored Books:

  • Modern Women on Trial: Sexual Transgression in the Age of the Flapper, Manchester University Press, Sept 2013
  • Co-authored Women Take Issue 2nd edition, Routledge, 2007; 1st edition 1978
  • Banishing the Beast: Feminism, Sex and Morality (2nd edition) IB Tauris 2002
  • Sexology in Culture: Labelling Bodies and Desires Polity Press, Cambridge, 1998; University of Chicago, 1998 (with Laura Doan)
  • Sexology Uncensored: the Documents of Sexual Science Polity Press, Cambridge, 1998; University of Chicago, 1998 (with Laura Doan)
  • Banishing the Beast: English Feminism and Sexual Morality, 1885-1914 Penguin 1995 (also published as Banishing the Beast: Sexuality and the Early Feminists The New Press, New York, 1995)

Selected Articles:

  • (with Lesley Hall) ‘’Eugenics in Britain: the View from the Metropole’, in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics Bashford and P. Levine (eds) Oxford University Press, New York, 2010
  • ‘British Eugenics and “Race Crossing”: a Study of an Interwar Investigation’, in Special Issue on ‘Eugenics Old and New’, New Formations 60,  2007
  • ‘White Women and Men of Colour: Miscegenation Fears in Britain after the Great War’, in Gender & History vol.17, issue 1, 2005


Research Profile at Anglia Ruskin