"Family Planning is not for school-going girls": Gender, Generation and the Politics of Birth Control, in South Africa, c.1974-1984

Dr Kate Law is research fellow in the department of history at the University of Nottingham.

To date, her research has examined the relationship between transnational networks, settler colonialism and women's colonial histories, principally focusing on white women and the ambiguities of race and gender in the Southern African region. In 2016 her first monograph, Gendering the Settler State: White Women, Race, Liberalism and Empire in Rhodesia c.1950-1980 was shortlisted for the Women's History Network first book prize. She is currently preparing a manuscript which is tentatively entitled: 'Fighting Fertility: Family Planning and Apartheid, 1974-1994'