Adrian Kane-Galbraith (they/them)

Doctoral Candidate
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PhD, University of Washington, Seattle (in progress)
M.A. University of Washington, Seattle, 2015
M.A. (Hons) 1st in History, University of Edinburgh, 2012

My research focuses on the social, cultural and political history of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth nations during the twentieth century. In my dissertation, provisionally titled "Public Bodies: 'Sex Change' and the State in Postwar Britain," I examine the entangled bureaucratic and medical practices that were involved in gender transition between the end of the Second World War and the mid-1970s, and consider how the circulation of people, narratives, and ideas between the UK and other states in the Empire and Commonwealth--particularly India and Singapore--helped shape public assumptions about "biological sex".


Simpson Center Society of Scholars Fellow, 2019-2020
Mellon/Simpson Center Reaching New Publics Fellow, 2019-2020
Chester Fritz Fellowship, 2018-2019
Mary Lily Research Grant, 2018
Thomas M. Power Prize: Outstanding Graduate Student Paper, 2017


Courses Taught


Home Department
Professional Affiliations
American Historical Association, North American Conference on British Studies, Committee for LGBTQ History

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