Jacob Bloomfield

Jacob Bloomfield is a Zukunftskolleg Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Konstanz and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Kent. His research is situated primarily in the fields of Cultural History, the History of Sexuality, and Gender History. Jacob is currently finishing a first monograph with University of California Press on the history of drag performance in modern Britain, as well as undertaking a separate research project on the career and legacy of musician Little Richard.


Dr. Jacob Bloomfield
Postdoctoral Fellow
Zukunftskolleg/Department of Literature
University of Konstanz
Room: Y226

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Curriculum Vitae



Current research/monographs in progress

Drag. A British History (University of California Press/Berkeley Series in British Studies, to be submitted for peer review spring 2021).

Tutti Frutti: Little Richard, Sex, Gender, and Transgression in America and Europe (University of London Press/Institute of Historical Research/Royal Historical Society, under contract, to be submitted for peer review September 2023).


Splinters: Cross-Dressing Ex-Servicemen on the Interwar Stage’, Twentieth Century British History 30:1 (2019): 1-28.

Book chapters

Soldiers in Skirts: Cross-Dressing Ex-Servicemen, Sexuality and Censorship in Post-War Britain’, in Drag Histories, Herstories and Hairstories: Drag in a Changing Scene, Volume 2, ed. Stephen Farrier and Mark Edward (London: Bloomsbury, 2021).

Book reviews

‘Review: Reframing Drag: Beyond Subversion and the Status Quo by Kayte Stokoe’, Sexualities (forthcoming, 2021).

‘Review: Rocking the Closet: How Little Richard, Johnnie Ray, Liberace, and Johnny Mathis Queered Pop Music by Vincent L. Stephens’, Cultural History (forthcoming, 2021).

‘Review: Queer Identities and Politics in Germany: A History, 1880-1945 by Clayton J. Whisnant’, European Review of History 25:6 (2018): 1076-7.

‘Review: Arresting Dress: Cross-Dressing, Law, and Fascination in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco by Clare Sears’, Women’s History Review 25:5 (2016): 865-6.

Other published material

‘Renegade or Retrograde: Questioning Little Richard’s Legacy’, All About Jazz (13 June 2020). [link]

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