Staff research: modern British history

Staff in the Department of History with a research interest in the area of modern British history.

Dr Laura Beers

Dr Laura Beers

Senior Lecturer and Birmingham Fellow

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

Dr Malcolm Dick

Dr Malcolm Dick

Lecturer in Regional and Local History
Director, Centre for West Midlands History

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

Dr Matthew Francis

Birmingham Teaching Fellow

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

Dr David Gange

Dr David Gange

Senior Lecturer in History

Cultural history of nineteenth and twentieth-century Britain.

Dr Peter Gray

Dr Peter Gray

Senior Research Fellow in Air Power Studies
Centre for War Studies

Contemporary and historical air power.

Professor Karen Harvey

Professor Karen Harvey

Professorial Fellow and Professor of Cultural History

I am a British historian working on the long eighteenth century, with particular interests in gender, the body, material culture and public history.

Professor Matt Houlbrook

Professor Matt Houlbrook

Professor of Cultural History

Cultural history of modern Britain, histories of gender, sexuality and selfhood

Dr Chris Moores

Dr Chris Moores

Birmingham Fellow

Political and social activism with a focus on civil liberties and human rights and extra-parliamentary conservatism.

Dr Steve Morewood

Senior Lecturer in International History

Political, strategic and economic history of the 19th and 20th century East Mediterranean region.

Dr James Pugh

Dr James Pugh

Lecturer in Modern History

Social, cultural and military history of the two World Wars, including a focus on drug culture, consumption and control.

Dr Sadiah Qureshi

Senior Lecturer in Modern History

Cultural and social historian of race, science and empire in the modern world.

Professor Gavin Schaffer

Professor of British History
Director of Postgraduate Studies

Race and immigration history, race and the media, racial violence, modern Jewish history, history of television.

Dr Kate Smith

Dr Kate Smith

Senior Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century History

Eighteenth-century Britain and empire, material cultures, production, consumption, skill, the senses and the emotions.

Dr Daniel Whittingham

Lecturer in the History of Warfare and Conflict

Conduct of war, British military history, military thought and strategy.

History staff research areas