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Wendy Webster holds degrees from the University of Cambridge (BA and Ph.D) and the University of York (MA). She joined the University of Huddersfield in 2012 having previously taught at the Open University and the University of Central Lancashire.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • The social and cultural history of the Second World War
  • British cinema
  • Empire and Commonwealth
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Media
  • Migration
  • National identity
  • Sexuality

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gender Social Sciences
narrative Social Sciences
honorary office Social Sciences
masculinity Social Sciences
history Social Sciences
femininity Social Sciences
genre Social Sciences
ethnicity Social Sciences

Projects 2014 2016

Research Output 1990 2018

Mixing It: Diversity in World War Two Britain

Webster, W., 1 Mar 2018, 1 ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 336 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Second World War

Irish nurses in wartime Britain: Mary Morris's diary

Webster, W., 2016

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site


Britain's love/hate relationship with foreigners during the Second World War

Webster, W., 2015

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

Second World War

Mixing It: The Changing Faces of Wartime Britain

Webster, W. & Wilson, C., 2015

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

British Government
Audio Recordings
1 Citation (Scopus)

Transnational communities of allies

Webster, W., 31 Mar 2015, Fighting for Britain?: Negotiating Identities in Britain During the Second World War. Verlag Peter Lang AG, Vol. 7. p. 209-233 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 1998 2019

  • 10 Invited talk
  • 2 Visiting an external academic institution
  • 1 Editorial work

Speech in the Cambridge Union debate on 'This house believes Thatcher was a feminist'

Wendy Webster (Speaker)
31 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Europe in Britain, 1939-1945

Wendy Webster (Speaker)
11 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Mixing It: A Transnational History of Second World War Britain

Wendy Webster (Speaker)
27 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Mixing It: Multinational, Multi-ethnic Britain in the Second World War

Wendy Webster (Speaker)
25 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk