Senior Lecturer in History
University of Glasgow
Dr Bracke is an historian of 20th-century European social and political history and has written on West European communism during the Cold War period, on the impact of the Czechoslovak crisis on Italian and French communist parties, on political and social mobilisation around ‘1968’ more broadly, and on collective memory and World War Two. Methodologically, she is interested in transnational and comparative approaches, oral history, and representation of history in film. Recently, she has turned her attention to women’s and gender history. In addition to being principal investigator on the Leverhulme Trust International Network ‘Translating Feminism’, she is co-investigator on the AHRC-funded network ‘Women, Work and Value: Europe 1945–2015’. Dr Bracke is author of Which Socialism? Whose Detente? West European Communism and the Czechoslovak Crisis of 1968 (Central European Univ. Press, 2007) and Women and the Reinvention of the Political: Feminism in Italy, 1968-1983 (Routledge, 2014), in addition to numerous scholarly articles and book chapters. Her work has appeared in Czech, Dutch, Italian and Spanish.