Joanna Bourke


JOANNA BOURKE is a Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London and an active contributor to radio, journalism, and television. She is author of several books, including What It Means to Be HumanRape: Sex, Violence, History and Fear: A Cultural History, which was shortlisted for Mind Book of the Year in 2006. She lives in London.

She is the author of:

Deep Violence: Military Violence, War Play, and the Social Life of Weapons
Fear: A Cultural History

Rape: Sex, Violence, History
What It Means to Be Human: Historical Reflections from the 1800s to the Present