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Prof Sheila Rowbotham - further information

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Supervision areas:

I am currently supervising four students; their work is on the recent developments in trade unions, the Winter of Discontent in the late 1970s,  Armenian women migrant workers and women’s activism in social movements in Korea and Taiwan.

Current teaching:

Cinema and Society in Britain since the 1950s (2nd Year)
Sociology of the Counter Culture (3rd Year)
A Century of Women (M.A.) 

Additional information:


I have written for ‘The Guardian’, ‘The Financial Times’, ‘The Independent’ ‘The Times’ , ‘The New Statesman’, ’Red Pepper’, ‘The Irish Times’, ‘The New York Times’ and Cumhuriyet in Turkey. I have given innumerable newspaper and magazine interviews and been a consultant  for many TV documentaries. The most recent of these has been for the BBC Drama department on key historical moments over the last 30 years for a series of plays based on these . I have appeared on many radio programmes, most recently Women’s Hour and the Archive Hour in Britain and I have also been interviewed  on US, Canadian, Australian and Spanish Radio. I  was featured on TV in ‘The Middle Classes’, a very successful series which has been repeated many times. I have also  been an adviser and contributed to exhibitions. The most recent has been writing the text for placards  commemorating the Spanish Civil War  in the North West on women and on medical aid for the Greater Manchester Trades Council. These were displayed in several local town halls and  libraries during 2006.