On Tuesday 21 October 2014, Olympian and Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius was handed a five-year custodial prison sentence for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Not since the trial of American football star O.
Grace Mugabe, second wife of Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe, has hit the headlines with the revelation that she gained her PhD in sociology from the University of Zimbabwe in less than three months. Since this
As a historian who has worked on gender performance and the powers and weaknesses that such performances may bring, I have been watching this year's Eurovision Song Contest with some excitement - but also with
Over the last couple of days the blanket coverage of Thatcher’s passing has begun to turn to specific discussions about her feminist legacy or lack thereof. In the first days after the announcement, in press
So, as you’ve all doubtless noticed, Margaret Thatcher is dead. As an Aztec historian, I am spectacularly ill-suited to make historical comment on her life or legacy, but as a gender historian I have been