About Kate

Kate Law is a feminist historian who specialises in twentieth-century Southern African history. She is currently a Nottingham Research Fellow in the School of History at the University of Nottingham, and a Research Fellow in the International Studies Group, University of the Free State.  Her first book, Gendering the Settler State: White Women, Race, Liberalism and Empire in Rhodesia, 1950-1980 was published by Routledge in 2016. Kate’s current research project is: Fighting Fertility: The British Anti-Apartheid Movement and the Politics of Race and Contraception in South Africa c. 1980-1994’, and has received funding from the Wellcome Trust, British Academy, and the South African National Research Foundation. Her general research and teaching interests include:

  • Women’s History
  • Contraceptive Histories
  • Gender History
  • Colonialism, Imperialism and Empire
  • South African and Zimbabwean History
  • Oral History
  • Medical History
  • Liberation Struggles in Southern Africa

Kate is a committee member of Women’s History Network (WHN), and currently manages the WHN blog. Please get in touch if you fancy writing something!

For all enquiries contact kate.law@nottingham.ac.uk