Dr Daniel Grey
Lecturer in World History since 1800
School of Humanities and Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)
Lecturer in World History since 1800
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2009-2010 St. Mary’s University College, Twickenham
PGCert. Academic Practice (Higher Education). Awarded with Distinction.
2004- 2008 Roehampton University
Ph.D. History, ‘Discourses of Infanticide in England, 1880-1922.’
2002 –2003 University of York
M.A. Women’s Studies (Humanities)
1999 – 2002 University of Surrey, Roehampton.
B.A. (Hons) Women’s Studies with Biological Anthropology, First Class
2013- Present Lecturer in World History since 1800, Plymouth University
2010-2013 Junior Research Fellow in World History, Wolfson College, University of Oxford
2009-10 Lecturer in History, St. Mary's University, Twickenham.
Roles on external bodies
Editorial Board membership:
- Gender & History since 2014
- Law, Crime & History since 2014
Advisory Board membership:
- Cultivate Feminism since 2017
In the Autumn semester of this year I will be on research leave. After my return in the Spring, in addition to contributing to other courses on the History and Anthropology programmes and the Foundation Year, in 2019-20 I am course leader for the following modules:
ANTH405 Understanding the Body
HIST612 Empire of Law: Ruling the British Empire 1760-1960
I was convenor for the undergraduate History dissertation (HIST601) from 2014-17
Staff serving as external examiners
I've examined 4 PhDs as external examiner between 2015 and 2019.
Goldsmiths, University of London (BA History)
Birkbeck, University of London (MA History)
I work on the intersections between gender, law and medicine - especially as these relate to crime - in Britain and India from the 1790s to the present.
I am also in the early stages of two new projects in transnational British and South Asian history. The first of these has the working title Codes of Conduct: Gender, Religion and Homicide in British India 1793-1914. This investigates how the influence of cultural, social and legal ideas about such issues as race, gender, sexuality and religion impacted on the views of British people with regard to India in the long nineteenth century, including the implementation of the 1860 Indian Penal Code - which is still the basis for Indian criminal justice - in the aftermath of the Great Rebellion. A key element of the project is its integration throughout of the Scottish perspective - arguing that the separate legal system of Scotland had a much greater influence than has yet been acknowledged in the formulation of imperial law.
The second project, Feminist Campaigns Against Child Sexual Abuse: Britain and India, 1860-1947 charts the transnational importance of this issue for the British women's movement. This monograph will be published by Bloomsbury.
I have a particular interest in trying to understand how these themes - broadly definable as the nexus between gender, law, medicine, and culture since 1789 - played out in other regional contexts, and what this can tell us about the specificity (or not) of cultural and social developments in Britain and India across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I am very happy to share copies of my work on request, including my unpublished doctoral dissertation.
‘The Child at Risk in Modern Britain’, Law, Crime and History, Vol. 7, No. 1 ( 2017). Includes ‘Introduction: The Child at Risk in Modern Britain’, pp.1-15.
Edited with Marc Calvini-Lefebvre, Esme Cleall, Angela Grainger, Naomi Hetherington & Laura Schwartz, ‘Feminism and History: Rethinking Women’s Movements Since 1800’, Women: A Cultural Review, Vol. 21, No. 3, (2010). Includes 'Introduction: Rethinking the History of Feminism', pp.247-250.
'Murder, Mental Illness, and the Question of Nursing "Character" in Early Twentieth Century England', History Workshop Journal, No. 80 (2015) pp.183-200.
'"To bring this useful invention into fashion in England": Mary Wortley Montagu as medical expert' in Teresa Barnard (ed.) British Women and the Intellectual World in the Long Eighteenth Century (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015) pp.15-32.