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Craig Griffiths

Craig Griffith is a senior lecturer in Modern History at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is a co-founder and co-convenor of the Seminar Series in the History of Sexuality at the Institute of Historical Research, London (https://www.history.ac.uk/seminars/history-sexuality). He writes about contemporary queer histories, especially in Germany in the 1970s. He is also interested in the history of Human Rights, the history of emotions and of psychoanalysis, and post-Holocaust memory. Craig Griffiths completed his PhD at Queen Mary, University of London, in 2015, and was a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the German Historical Institute, Washington D.C., in 2017. His comparative article on “cultures of conservatism” in homosexual politics in West Germany and the United States is forthcoming in the Viertelsjahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte in 2023.


Selected publications:

2022 ‘The Gay Movement in 1970s West Germany: Liberation in its Multi-dimensional Context’, in Rethinking Social Movements after '68: Selves and Solidarities in West Germany and Beyond, ed. by Belinda Davis et al (New York: Berghahn)

2021 The Ambivalence of Gay Liberation: Male Homosexual Politics in 1970s West Germany (Oxford: Oxford University Press)