Dr Jana Funke

Senior Lecturer in Medical Humanities


Extension: 5612

Telephone: 01392 725612

My research focuses on modernist literature and culture, the history of sexuality, sexual science and medicine, and feminist studies and queer theory. Books include The World and Other Unpublished Works by Radclyffe Hall (MUP, 2016), which was featured on BBC Radio 4 Open Book, and the co-edited volumes Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and Culture (Palgrave, 2011) and Sculpture, Sexuality and History: Encounters in Literature, Culture and the Arts (forthcoming with Palgrave, 2018). In 2015, I was awarded a Wellcome Trust Joint Investigator Award to direct (together with Kate Fisher) a major five-year project on the cross-disciplinary history of sexual science. In 2014, I was selected to participate in the AHRC and Wellcome Trust-funded New Generations in Medical Humanities Programme. I am strongly committed to making my research accessible to wider audiences and collaborating with non-academic publics. Past work includes Orlando: The Queer Element (led by Clay & Diamonds), the Transvengers (led by Gendered Intelligence), Dangerous Influences (in collaboration with Dreadnought South West) and various contributions to the Wellcome Collection’s Institute of Sexology Exhibition and its engagement programme, Sexology Season

Key interests:

  • Modernist Literature and Culture
  • History of Sexuality
  • Medical Humanities
  • Sexual Science and Medicine
  • Feminist Theory, Gender Studies and Queer Theory

You can sign up for my Office Hours here: https://goo.gl/uwFXvy. You can find me in Room 155, Queen's East Wing. 


Twitter: @drjanafunke