About Me

Julia Martins (She/Her)

I just finished my PhD in History at King’s College London. My thesis was about the translation of ‘secrets of women’ from Italian into French and English in the 16th and 17th centuries, and how the circulation of knowledge about sex and reproduction shaped the way the body was understood. My general research interests are gender history, history of medicine, and feminism.

I am an Activism Outreach Supporter with The Vavengers, and a member of the Charity Committee of the FGM Education Project. I host My Body My Book Club, a book club about bodily autonomy. I am also a member of the Editorial Collective Feminist Perspectives.

I’m Brazilian and live in Hertfordshire with my husband, our daughter Lili and our cat Pancake.