Alice Raw is a historian of medieval gender and sexuality, with a focus on sex acts, consent, and pleasure. She is a College and Departmental Lecturer in History at St John’s College, Oxford, and has held research fellowships at the University of Oxford and The Huntington Library, California. She has published on queenly authority, women’s political participation, and sexuality.
My viewpoints explore the oppressive forces that shaped sexuality, while centring experiences of joy, playfulness, and queerness. Expect break-up ballads, wandering genitals, public sex, and some very strange euphemisms.