Staff in History

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Professors, Senior Lecturers and Lecturers

Professor Corey Ross
Head of School of History and Cultures
Global environmental history and modern European social and cultural history

Dr Elaine Fulton
Head of Department of History
Early-modern Catholic reform, early-modern politics, man and environment in early-modern Europe

Dr Arezou Azad
Medieval Central Asia, Afghanistan and Iran: cities, religious practices, social diversity and historiography

Dr Laura Beers
Political history, politics and the mass media, politics and gender, international politics between the two world wars

Dr Jonathan Boff
Military history of the two world wars, British strategy from Gladstone to Churchill, morale and combat motivation

Dr Chris Callow
History and archaeology of early medieval western Europe, the Vikings and medieval Iceland and Scandinavia

Dr Courtney J. Campbell
Latin America, Brazilian cultural and social history, race and representation, gender and representation, transnational consumer culture, popular culture movements, movement and migration.

Dr Nathan Cardon
19th and early 20th century United States history,  race and empire in foreign and domestic space

Professor Carl Chinn
Birmingham Community History

Professor Nicholas Crowson
Contemporary British history, especially homelessness

Professor Richard Cust
Political and cultural history of late sixteenth and early seventeenth century England

Dr Tom Cutterham
Power, politics, and ideas in Revolutionary America; commerce and finance in the Atlantic world

Dr Malcolm Dick
History of the West Midlands region after 1700, history of ethnic minorities and anti-slavery

Dr Matthew Francis
Political historian of twentieth century Britain, conceptual history, political ideologies and ideological change

Dr David Gange
Cultural history of nineteenth and twentieth-century Britain

Air Commodore (Retd) Peter Gray
Contemporary and historical air power

Dr Julian Greaves
The British economy in the 20th century

Dr Armin Grünbacher
German post-war social, economic and political history

Dr Jonathan E Gumz
Modern Central and Eastern Europe, modern international history, global insurgency and counterinsurgency

Dr Marios Hadjianastasis
History of early modern Mediterranean and global history to 20th century historiography and national identity

Dr Tara Hamling
Visual and material culture of early modern Britain, post-Reformation religious and cultural practices

Dr Steve Hewitt
Security and intelligence, counter-terrorism, anti-Americanism, Canadian history and politics

Professor Matt Houlbrook
Cultural history of modern Britain, histories of gender, sexuality and selfhood

Dr Simon Jackson
Colonial, international and global history of the modern Middle East and the Mediterranean in the twentieth century

Dr Simone Laqua-O'Donnell
Early modern German history, gender, reformation, witchcraft and the history of crime

Professor Sabine Lee
British-German relations since 1945, European integration, international relations, the cold war, children and war

Dr Chris Moores
Modern British history, political and social activism, civil liberties and human rights

Dr Steve Morewood
Political, strategic and economic history of the 19th and 20th century East Mediterranean region

Dr Mo Moulton
Political and social history of 20th century Britain, Ireland, and empire

Dr Miriam Müller
Social and economic history of later medieval England

Dr Steffen Prauser
War studies

Dr William Purkis
Medieval religious cultures (c.1000–c.1300), crusading, pilgrimage and monasticism

Dr Sadiah Qureshi
Cultural and social historian of race, science and empire in the modern world

Dr Arfon Rees
History of Russia and the Soviet Union, political  movements, party-state institutions, policy making and political ideas

Dr Klaus Richter
Modern history of East Central Europe and the Baltics, history of nationalism, statehood and war and occupation

Dr Jens Röhrkasten
Medieval legal history and comparative history of religious order

Dr Lucie Ryzova
Social and cultural historian of modern Egypt, Egyptian popular culture and vernacular modernity

Professor Gavin Schaffer
Race and immigration history, race and the media, racial violence, modern Jewish history, history of television

Dr Manu Sehgal
Asian history

Dr Margaret Small
Early modern history with a focus on European exploration and colonisation in the sixteenth century

Dr Kate Smith
Eighteenth-century Britain and empire, material cultures, production, consumption, skill, the senses and the emotions

Professor Naomi Standen
Pre-modern China, comparative, world and global history, borders, cross-cultural interaction, politics and society

Professor Robert Swanson
The late medieval church and society, especially in England

Dr Katharine Sykes
Early and central middle ages, gender and sexuality, religious communities, and families.

Dr Frank Uekoetter
Environmental issues, both historical and current

Dr Jonathan Willis
The English reformation, history and theology of late-medieval and early modern Europe

Dr Daniel Whittingham
Conduct of war, British military history, military thought and strategy

Dr Simon Yarrow
Religion and society in the early and central middle ages, religious and political culture, gender and identity

Dr Shirley Ye
Modern China, environmental history, cities, science and technology, frontier and transnational history, gender

Emeriti staff

Professor Peter Jones
Emeritus Professor of French History

Professor Hugh McLeod
Emeritus Professor of Church History

Professor Adrian Randall
Emeritus Professor of English Social History

Research, Teaching and Honorary Fellows

Ilya Afanasyev
BRIHC Research Fellow

Ruth Atherton
Teaching Fellow in Early Modern History

Dr Steven Bassett
Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Dr Pavlina Bobic
CENDARI Research Fellow

Dr Caterina Bruschi
Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Dr Matt Cole
Teaching Fellow

George Demidowicz
Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Adam Dighton
Teaching Fellow in the History of Warfare

Professor Christopher Dyer
Teaching Fellow in Modern British History

Amy Edwards
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Cathryn Enis
Research Fellow

Dr Marta Filipová
Research Fellow

Nikolas Funke
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Dr John Hunt
Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Susan Kelly
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Ben Mechen
Teaching Fellow in Modern British History

Dr Rhoads Murphey
Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Dr Saima Nasar
Teaching Fellow in the History of Race and Culture in Twentieth Century Britain and America

Dr James Pugh
Teaching Fellow in War Studies

Dr Stefka Richie
Honorary Research Fellow

Beth Spacey
Teaching Fellow in Medieval History

Dr Zoë Thomas
Teaching Fellow in Modern British History

Dr. E. James West
Teaching Fellow US History

Historians in other Schools and Departments

African Studies and Anthropology

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology (CAHA)

School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies

School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

School of Health and Population Studies