Fellow: Abrams
Elected: 2020
Discipline: Language, Literature and History
Professor Lynn Abrams
Professor of Modern History, University of Glasgow
As an historian of the modern world, Professor Abrams’ research has been primarily concerned with advancing understanding of the nature of gender relations focusing, in particular, on intimacy and the self and to contributing to innovative methodological approaches, notably personal testimony in all its forms. She has expertise in the history of the child welfare system in Scotland, has published extensively in the field of Scottish social and cultural history including on housing, masculinities, and gendered identities and currently leads a project on the economies and cultures of knitted textiles in Scotland.