|Name Joanna Bourke|
|Education University of Auckland|
|Books The Story of Pain: From Pra, An Intimate History of Killing, Fear, Dismembering the male, Working class cultures i|
In conversation with professor joanna bourke
Joanna Bourke FBA (born 1963) is an historian and academic. She is professor of history at Birkbeck, University of London.
- In conversation with professor joanna bourke
- sadism a history of cruelty professor joanna bourke 2015 emden lecture
- Selected works
sadism a history of cruelty professor joanna bourke 2015 emden lecture
Born to Christian missionary parents, Bourke was brought up in New Zealand, Zambia, Solomon Islands and Haiti. She attended the University of Auckland, gaining a BA and Masters in History. She undertook her PhD at the Australian National University (ANU) and subsequently held academic posts at ANU, Emmanuel College, Cambridge and Birkbeck, University of London.
Bourke, who describes herself as a "socialist feminist", has written on Irish history, gender history, working-class culture, war and masculinity, the cultural history of fear, the history of rape, the history of what it means to be human, pain, and of militarisation.
Bourke lives in London. She is the Director of the Birkbeck Trauma Project (formerly, the Birkbeck Pain Project). In 2014 she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.