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April Gallwey


I previously held an Early Career Fellowship at the IAS (October 2011 - June 2012). I completed my PhD thesis: 'Lone Motherhood in England, 1945-1990: Economy, Agency and Identity' in 2012. My doctorate was supported by a three-year Warwick Postgraduate Scholarship and supervised by Dr Mathew Thomson in the Department of History.


My research interests are in twentieth-century British history with a particular focus on post-war class and gender relations, families and households and oral history interviewing. My PhD thesis explored the socio-economic history of single mothers in the post-war period using life history interviews from the UK's National Sound Archive, as well as contemporary sociological surveys.


Entitled: A History of the Single Mother after 1945 (in preparation)

‘The Rewards of Using Archived Oral Histories in Research: The Case of the Millennium Memory Bank’, Oral History, Spring 2013

‘Love Beyond the Frame: Stories of Maternal Love Outside Marriage in the 1950s and 1960s’ in Alana Harris and Timothy Jones (eds) Love and Romance in Britain, 1918–1970, (Palgrave, forthcoming)

Review: Angela Davis, Modern Motherhood: Women and Family in England, 1945–2000, Twentieth Century British History, March 2013

Review: Pat Thane and Tanya Evans, Sinners, Scroungers, Saints? Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth-Century England, The English Historical Review (forthcoming)


IAS picture 2012