Basic Info

First Name
Last Name
University of Melbourne
Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Central and Eastern Europe, Australia, United Kingdom, Commonwealth
History of sexuality, history of sexology, LGBT history, transnational history, Cold War history, modern European history, Australian history

Scholar's Bio

PhD candidate
Short Bio

Kate Davison is in the final stages of writing her dissertation, entitled ‘Sex, Psychiatry and the Cold War: A Transnational History of Homosexual Aversion Therapy, 1948-1981’. 

She has taught at the University of Melbourne, La Trobe University and Potsdam University. She has worked as a research assistant for Dr. Birgit Lang (Melbourne), Dr. Timothy W. Jones (La Trobe), and between 2008 and 2013 she worked for Professor Ute Frevert in the Centre for the History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany.

Post-war, twentieth century
German, English (learning Czech)
Recent/Major Publications

Recent publications include ‘Neil McConaghy’s Penile Plethysmograph’ in Chris Brickell and Judith Collard (eds.), Queer Objects (Rutgers University Press, 2019) and ‘Roundtable: Emotions as a Kind of Practice: Six Case Studies Utilizing Monique Scheer’s Practice-Based Approach to Emotions in History’, Cultural History 7/2 (2018).