Staff in the Department of History

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Dr Justin Bengry

Lecturer in Queer History, MA Queer History course convenor
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Justin is cultural historian of sexualities and the queer past focusing on twentieth-century Britain.

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Dr Antonio Cartolano

Lecturer in History
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Antonio’s research and teaching interests are in the fields of Renaissance History, Art History, and Cultural Studies.

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Dr Kate Davison

DAAD Lecturer in Queer History
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Historian of sexuality with a focus on the twentieth century.

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Dr Bruno De Nicola

Lecturer in the History of the Middle East
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Bruno is a cultural historian of the pre-modern Middle East with a special emphasis on the history of the Mongol Empire.

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Dr Cheryl Deedman

Lecturer, Year 2, Year 3 and Joint Degrees Tutor
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Cheryl’s focus is romantic literature and its effects on the subjectivities and imaginations of working-class women.

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Prof Dejan Djokić

Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, On research leave 2019-22
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Dejan researches political, social and cultural history of the Balkans and global history of the Cold War.

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Dr Hannah Elias

Lecturer in Black British History
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Cultural historian of the twentieth century researching Black British histories, religion, media and public history.

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Dr Christienna Fryar

Lecturer in Black British History
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Christienna is a historian of modern Britain, the British Empire, and the modern Caribbean.

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Prof Richard Grayson

Professor of Twentieth Century History, Head of History
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Richard’s research interests are in Irish history and the First World War, and the role of remembrance in society.

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Dr Ariel Hessayon

Reader in early modern History
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Ariel’s research interests include early modern ideas, religion, politics, literature and popular culture.

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Dr Rebekah Lee

Senior Lecturer
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Rebekah’s research is concerned with the social and cultural history of southern Africa.

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Dr Tara Povey

Lecturer in Post-Colonial and Global History
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Tara specialises in the social history and politics of the modern Middle East.

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Dr John Price

Senior Lecturer
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John is a social and cultural historian who takes a ‘People’s History’ approach to modern London and Britain.

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Dr John Rees

Visiting Research Fellow
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John is researching his second book on the English Revolution of the 1640s, following The Leveller Revolution (Verso, 20

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Dr Anastasia Stouraiti

Lecturer in Early Modern History
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Anastasia is a cultural historian of early modernity, researching the history of Venice and its Mediterranean empire

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Dr Erica Wald

Senior Lecturer in Modern History
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Erica’s research intersects the fields of imperial, social and medical history, with a focus on colonial India.

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Dr Maurice Walsh

Senior Lecturer in History, BA History and Journalism Course Convenor
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Maurice’s focus is on the convergence of journalism, political ideas and literary culture in the 20th century.

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Prof Alexander Watson

Professor of History, UG Admissions Tutor
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Alexander’s current research looks at conflict and identity in East-Central Europe and the concept of total war.

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Dr Kathryn Woods

Dean of Students, Visiting Research Fellow
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My research interests are in the history of the body, early modern medicine, history of the student experience.

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Dr Nada Zečević

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A historian of Southeastern Europe, focusing on migration, communication and exchange of the region’s historic societi