Sarah Crook

Sir Christopher Cox Junior Fellow
History and Economics
History and Politics
BA University of Sussex, Mst University of Oxford, PhD University of London

Sarah studied Contemporary History and Politics at the University of Sussex before joining Keble College, Oxford, where she read for an AHRC-funded Mst in Women’s Studies. She undertook her doctoral study in History at Queen Mary University of London, funded by the Wellcome Trust, and joined New College in autumn 2016.

Research interests

Sarah works at the intersection of social and medical history, and has a particular interest in how medical discourses are used in the political and policy sphere. Her doctoral thesis examined the ways maternal mental health was made visible and transformed into a policy object in late twentieth century Britain. More broadly, Sarah is interested in social movements, the history of feminism, and the history of psychiatry.


Sarah offers teaching for New College students on British History VII, Disciplines of History and Approaches to History. At Queen Mary University of London Sarah taught the history of medicine and the history of the East End of London. She was also Senior Student Engagement Tutor within the School of History.

Sarah is a Steering Group member of the Centre for Gender, Identity and Subjectivity at Oxford and will be assuming its directorship for the Michaelmas term of 2017

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