Professor Alex Shepard

Professor Alex Shepard is a Professor in History at the University of Glasgow and her work has focused principally on gender relations, with particular emphasis on the history of masculinity in England between the mid-sixteenth and mid-seventeenth centuries. She has recently completed a monograph entitled Accounting for Oneself: Worth, Status and the Social Order in Early Modern England that will be published by Oxford University Press in 2015, and published The Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England, 1560-1640 with Oxford in 2003. She has provided important contributions to the debate on gender and periodization, with Gender and Change: Agency, Chronology and Periodisation, which she co-edited with Garthine Walker (Blackwell, 2009), and has recently turned her attention to comparative work on women’s work and agency in the early modern period. Her next large-scale research project is a history of childcare, family and economy in Britain, 1650-1850.