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 Professor Barbara Brookes


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Room 2S2, Arts 1 (Burns) Building
Tel 64 3 479 8608

Academic Qualifications

1982: PhD (Modern History) Bryn Mawr College
1978: MA (Modern History) Bryn Mawr College
1976: BA (Hons) (History) University of Otago

Research Interests

Professor Brookes' research interests include gender relations in New Zealand, and the history of health and disease in New Zealand and Britain. She has written a book on abortion in twentieth century England, co-edited two collections of essays on New Zealand women's history, and has edited six other volumes, most recently (together with Tracy Penny Light and Wendy Mitchinson) a forthcoming international collection entitled Bodily Subjects: Histories of Gender and Health. She is currently completing a general history of women in New Zealand, due out with Bridget Williams Books in 2014.

Areas of Research Supervision

Professor Brookes is interested in hearing from students who are interested in research in medical history, women's history, or aspects of New Zealand's cultural history.

Editorial Responsibilities

Barbara is currently co-editor, with Tony Ballantyne, of the New Zealand Journal of History and is on the Editorial Boards of:
Women’s History Review
Health and History
Journal of Family History



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