Dr Gillian Scott

Gillian Scott

arts research University of Brighton

Gill Scott is a British social historian whose research is concerned with the relationship between feminist ideas and the organisation of working-class women, particularly within the co-operative and labour movements. Her main focus has been the history of the Women's Co-operative Guild, an auxiliary body of the British Consumers' Co-operative movement, about which she has published several articles, and a monograph ('"Feminism and the Politics of Working Women": the Women's Co-operative Guild 1880s to the Second World War', UCL Press, 1998). This has led into a variety of national and international collaborative projects: as part of the Faculty's 'Gender and Built Space' Research Group, on the contribution of working-class women's organisations to the development of post-war housing policy in Britain; with members of the international co-operative movement on Co-operation and the Pursuit of Peace; with French and British colleagues, on the British suffrage movement, women's movements and women's democratic participation.