Professor Judy Giles
BA, DPhil, Women's Studies
Judy studied for her DPhil at the Centre for Women's Studies at
University of York (1986-1989) and was the first woman in the
UK to gain a doctorate in Women's Studies. Since then
she has taught for the Open University and here at York
St John University. In 2000 Judy was awarded a one-year research
fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust, which enabled her to write
The Parlour and the Suburb, an account of the making of
the modern woman in the first half of the 20th century.
She is committed to interdisciplinarity and to encouraging students
to make connections across a range of subject areas.
Judy has spoken at many conferences and events including a
keynote address at UNICEF headquarters in Tokyo
(2005); participating as a panel member on Radio 4 Woman's
Hour special edition on women in the 1930s (2010); and giving the
4th 'In Your Face' lecture at Pacific University (2010).