School of History


Juliette Pattinson completed her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Lancaster, graduating in December 2004. She has taught at the University of Wales, Bangor (2003-4) and the University of Strathclyde (2004-13) and has also tutored with the Open University (2004-12).

She is a socio-cultural historian with particular interests in the Second World War. Her publications to date have been on cultural memory, oral history methodology, gender, and warfare in Western and Eastern Europe. Her research on the Special Operations Executive, a Second World War clandestine organisation that worked with the Resistance, resulted in a monograph with MUP entitled Behind Enemy Lines (2007) as well as a popular history book (Secret War, Caxton, 2001), articles in public history magazines and newspapers and a number of scholarly articles and chapters. She has also co-authored a book, Men in Reserve, with two colleagues on men in reserved occupations in the Second World War, the main output from a 2013/14 grant from the AHRC. She has co-edited three collections, on partisan and anti-partisan warfare across Eastern Europe, on the cultural memory of the Second World War and on Britishness in the Second World War, and has co-edited two journal special issues, on male POWs and on partisan warfare. She is currently engaged in writing a monograph on the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry which stemmed from an ESRC-funded project.

She sits on the editorial board for Women's History Review, and has previously been the secretary of the Social History Society, a member of the steering committees for Women's History Network and Women's History Scotland, a member of the AHRC's Peer Review College and has served on AHRC grant panels, co-edited a women's history magazine and ran oral history training dayschools. She has organised thirteen conferences, been invited to speak at both academic and public events, written for a general audience and has appeared on American, Australian, Indian and British radio and television.

Dr Pattinson welcomes enquiries from prospective postgraduate students interested in projects on war, gender and oral history.

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Rutherford College
University of Kent

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Pattinson, J. (2016). 'Shirkers', 'Scrimjacks' and 'Scrimshanks'?: British Civilian Masculinity and Reserved Occupations, 1914–45. Gender and History [Online] 28:709-727. Available at:
Pattinson, J., McIvor, A. and Robb, L. (2017). Men in reserve: British civilian masculinities in the Second World War. [Online]. Manchester University Press. Available at:
Pattinson, J. and Ugolini, W. (2015). Fighting for Britain? Negotiating Identities in Britain during the Second World War. [Online]. Peter Lang. Available at:
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