Staff research: modern European history

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

Dr Jonathan E Gumz

Senior Lecturer in Modern History

Modern Central and Eastern Europe, modern international history, global insurgency and counterinsurgency.

Dr Simone Laqua-O'Donnell

Dr Simone Laqua-O'Donnell

Senior Lecturer in European History
Head of Postgraduate Studies (Taught)

Early modern German history, gender and reformation; the history of modern missions, children and childhood

Professor Sabine Lee

Professor in Modern History
Head of School of History and Cultures

British-German relations since 1945, European integration, international relations, the cold war, children and war.

Dr Mo Moulton

Dr Mo Moulton

Lecturer in the history of race and empire

Political and social history of 20th century Britain, Ireland, and empire.

Dr Arfon Rees

Reader in Soviet and Russian History

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

Dr Klaus Richter

Dr Klaus Richter

Birmingham Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Eastern European History

Modern history of East Central Europe and the Baltics, history of nationalism, statehood and war and occupation.

Professor Corey Ross

Professor of Modern History

Global environmental history and modern European social and cultural history

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 Frank Uekotter

Dr Frank Uekotter

Reader in Environmental Humanities

Environmental issues, both historical and current.

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