Amy Tooth Murphy


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Personal profile


I am a Trustee of the Oral History Society and a Co-Founder and Managing Editor of the blog 'Notches: (re)marks on the history of sexuality'. I am also a member of the Raphael Samuel History Centre team.


I teach on a range of undergraduate courses, on topics including queer history, oral history, public history, modern British history, and gender and sexuality. My third year module, HS3406 From Inverts to Perverts: Queer Life and Identity in Modern Britain gives students the opportunity to explore the often overlooked history of queer genders and sexualities in modern Britain.

I also teach a variety of postgraduate material, including HS5642 Nothing about us without us: The Power of Oral History, a dedicated oral history module on the MA Public History programme, and HS5133 Fairytales: Narrating Queer Gender and Sexuality in the Twentieth Century, on the MA History programme.

I am happy to hear from students who would like to pursue doctoral studies in oral history, history of sexualities, and the history of reading.

Education/Academic qualification

English Literature, PhD, Reading the Lives between the Lines: Lesbian Oral History and Lesbian Literature in Post-war Britain, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Nov 2013

English Literature: Modernism and Postmodernism, MLitt

Award Date: 30 Nov 2009

HIstory and English Literature, MA


  • Oral history
  • Modern history 1950-1999
  • Women's studies
  • Gender studies
  • history of sexuality
  • LGBTQ history

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