Kate Thomas (D.Phil, Oxford University) teaches and writes about nineteenth century British literature and culture, and queer studies. Thomas has particular interests in: nineteenth century communication technologies; the history of sexuality; critical and cultural theory; food studies. Her first book was on the postal system in Victorian Britain, which relates the rise of communication networks to enfranchised and sexual subjectives. She has also published on Victorian temporalities and queer theory in SAQ, GLQ and PCP, and is currently extending her work on the topic of Lesbian Immortalities. In addition, Thomas has been developing a research and teaching topic on Victorian food culture. The book project, entitled Victorians Fat and Thin is on food and class in the age of mechanical reproduction. The class is called "Eating Culture" and it pays particular attention to the relationship of food to nineteenth-century colonial and imperial discourse, analyzing how food both traces and guides global networks of power, politics, and trade. Read about Kate in Bryn Mawr Now.
Read about Kate at Bryn Mawr Now
Victorian Literature and Culture
Here and Queer: Placing Sexuality