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George Morris

George Morris

Department: History

Supervisor: Dr Ben Griffin

College: Trinity Hall

AHRC subject area: History

Title of thesis: Masculinity, sexuality and intimacy in nineteenth-century religion


I studied for my undergraduate degree in history at Clare College, and moved to Wolfson for my MPhil in Modern British History, funded by a Newton scholarship.  My undergraduate dissertation examined the uses of the term ‘socialism’ in Thatcherite political discourse, while my MPhil research looked at violence and unemployed subjectivities in interwar Britain.

My PhD thesis focuses on masculinity, intimacy and sexuality in nineteenth-century British religion. I am particularly interested in the place of celibacy within the history of sexuality.

Other academic interests

I am also particularly interested in political cultures, subjectivities and the history of emotions. I am a commissioning editor for Renewal – a journal of social democracy, and have written essays on welfare reform and the war in Syria for the journal.