Becky E. Conekin joined Yale in the Autumn of 2009. She holds a PhD in Modern European History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and is currently Senior Research Fellow in European Studies, at the Whitney & Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, as well as Senior Lecturer in History at Yale University. She serves on the Program Committee for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. For the decade prior to arriving at Yale, she taught at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, where she was Reader in Historical and Cultural Studies and for many years the Course Director of their MA in the History & Culture of Fashion.
Becky has written and spoken extensively on the model-turned photographer-turned-war correspondent, Lee Miller, and her book, Lee Miller in Fashion, 1927-1953, will be published by Thames and Hudson in 2013. She is on the international editorial board of the journal Twentieth Century British History and has held fellowships and visiting professorships at the Center for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), the University of Cambridge; Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris; the Center for British Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin; The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and the International Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.