Dr Victoria Browne

Reader in Politics

School of Social Sciences

Victoria Browne


Victoria has been teaching at Brookes since 2013, and specialises in political and feminist theory. She has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Liverpool, and is a member of the editorial collective for the journal Radical Philosophy. 

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

  • Introduction to Politics
  • Academic Literacy 
  • Political Thought 1 
  • Political Thought 2 
  • Sex, Gender and Politics 


Dr. Emily Cousens: 'Feminism and the Politics of Vulnerability: Re-assessing Contributions from the Feminist "Second Wave"' (awarded 2020).


My main area of interest is the relationship between politics and the ways that we organise, experience and imagine time. For example, in my book Feminism, Time and Nonlinear History (2014), I ask what difference it could make to feminist politics if we think of the history of feminism as a fractured, back-and-forth, multi-stranded process, rather than a straight line of progress from past to present to future. More recently, my interest in the politics of time has led me to consider how 'pregnant time' is configured around the future of the imagined child within dominant cultural imaginaries, and what this means for pregnancies that end in miscarriage. My book on this topic - Pregnancy without Birth - will be out in 2022. 

Research group membership

  • Space and Temporalities research cluster 

Research grants and awards

  • Leverhulme Research Fellowship (2017-2018)
  • BA Conference Award (2017)
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Competition Award (2008–2011)
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council Taught Masters Competition Award (2004–2005)


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