Dr Christopher Moores

Dr Christopher Moores

Department of History
Birmingham Fellow

Contact details

I am a historian of political and social activism with a particular focus on civil liberties and human rights. I am Director of Modern British Studies at Birmingham.


BA, MA, PhD (University of Birmingham)


I joined the University of Birmingham as a Birmingham Fellow in 2013. Prior to this I had been a Global Research Fellow at the University of Warwick. I completed my PhD at the University of Birmingham in 2011 and spent two years there as a Teaching Fellow between 2010 and 2012. I am currently reviews editor for Contemporary British History and Director of Modern British Studies.



  • Special Subject: The Revolting Right - Conservative Activism in late twentieth-century Britain

  • Dissertations on a range of topics, usually related to twentieth century Britain


  • New Directions in Modern British Studies

Postgraduate supervision

I am happy to offer supervision in subjects relating to my research interests. Feel free to get in touch to discuss research ideas or potential projects.


My broad research interests are in Contemporary British history and the histories of social, cultural and political activism. I have written a number of articles on the history of civil liberties activism in Britain since the 1930s and have recently completed a monograph on this subject. I am now working on the history of networks of NGOs and mobilizations associated with the emergence of a transnational ‘new right’ which examines a range of different types of non-party conservative activism.

Other activities

  • Reviews Editor Contemporary British History
  • Director of Centre for Modern British Studies