Dr Garthine Walker

Garthine Walker is Professor in History at Cardiff University, and a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellow (2013-2016) for her project on Rape in England and Wales 1500-1800. Her research focuses on various aspects of the history of crime, gender, sexuality, and approaches to history and historiography. Her main publications include Crime, Gender and Social Order in Early Modern England (Cambridge University Press, 2003), and four edited volumes: The Extraordinary and the Everyday in Early Modern England (Palgrave, 2010); Gender and Change: Agency, Chronology and Periodisation, which she co-edited with Alex Shepard (Blackwell, 2009); Writing Early Modern History (2005), and Women, Crime and the Courts in Early Modern England (1994). In addition, she has published numerous articles and essays on a range of topics. She was awarded the Sutherland Prize of the American Society for Legal History 2014 for her article, 'Rape, Acquittal and Culpability in Popular Crime Reports in England, c. 1670-c1750', Past & Present, 220: 115-142.