Lisa Cody


Lisa Cody is a professor and a cultural historian of Britain and Northern Europe.

Her work explores abortion, sexuality, gender, violence across the Atlantic and Northern Europe, the law, medicine, literary and visual representations, and social conflict.

She is the recipient of numerous prizes for her academic articles and her first monograph, Birthing the Nation: Sex, Science, and the Conception of Eighteenth-Century Britons. Her current book projects include Between the Sheets: Sex, Intimacy, and Conflict in Eighteenth-Century Marriage and How Abortion Became an American Obsession.

Her most recent peer-reviewed article appears in the Journal of British Studies (October 2022) and is on the history of marital rape.

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