Anna Clark

Professor of History

University of Minnesota

Anna K. Clark is a Professor of History and holder of the Samuel Russell Chair in the Humanities at the University of Minnesota. She is currently an editor for the Journal of British Studies and editor foremost for the American British Studies Journal. Her academic specialties and interests include: Irish history, history of sexuality, gender analysis, British and European history, The British Empire, and history of women.

Professor Clark is a prolific author within the topic of sexuality, gender, and British History.  She is author of: Desire: The History of European Sexuality (2008); Scandal: The Sexual Politics of the British Constitution (2004); and The Struggle for the Breeches: Gender and the Making of the British Working Class (1995).  Her most recent book, Desire: A History of European Sexuality (2008), is a survey of sexuality in Europe from the Greeks to the present day. Her current ongoing research is tentatively titled Engendering the British State and focuses on imperialism, the franchise, and criminal law in nineteenth-century British imperial history.