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Dr Catherine Baker

Research Coordinator for History and Senior Lecturer in 20th Century History

Summary

Catherine Baker is a specialist in post-Cold War history, international relations and cultural studies, including the post-Yugoslav region in a transnational and global context. Her research projects are connected by an overarching interest in the politics of representing, narrating and knowing about the past. Catherine's current projects include relationships between war / the military and popular culture; the cultural politics of international events (including the Eurovision Song Contest); LGBTQ politics and identities since the late Cold War, including queer representation in media; and 'race' in the Yugoslav region. She has also researched interpreters / translators in peacekeeping.

Postgraduate

Dr Baker welcomes applications for postgraduate supervision (MA, MRes, PhD) in in any of her specialist research areas. Completed PhDs Shaun Allan, An Historical Consideration of Past Territorial Army Training and Operations in Relation to the Proposed Re-Organisation Regarding Future Reserves 2020

Book Chapter

Interviewing for research on languages and war

Baker, C. (2019). Interviewing for research on languages and war. In M. Kelly, H. Footitt, & M. Salama-Carr (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Languages and Conflict, 157-179. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-04825-9_8

Unsung heroism?: showbusiness and social action in Britain's military wives choir(s)

Baker, C. (2018). Unsung heroism?: showbusiness and social action in Britain’s military wives choir(s). In V. Kitchen, & J. G. Mathers (Eds.), Heroism and Global Politics, 122-146. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal Article

Russian Homophobia from Stalin to Sochi

Baker, C. (2019). Russian Homophobia from Stalin to Sochi. Europe-Asia Studies, 71(2), 316-318. https://doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2019.1584451

Textual representation, class exploitation and the postcolonial: is the proletariat always in twilight?

Baker, C. (2019). Textual representation, class exploitation and the postcolonial: is the proletariat always in twilight?. New perspectives : interdisciplinary journal of Central & East European politics and international relations, 27(1), 3-8

Between the round table and the waiting room: Scholarship on war and peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo after the 'Post-Cold War'

Baker, C. (2019). Between the round table and the waiting room: Scholarship on war and peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo after the ‘Post-Cold War’. Contemporary European History, 28(1), 107-119. doi:10.1017/S0960777318000668