Dr Chris Moores

Dr Chris 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 and, increasingly, extra-Parliamentary conservative action. I am Director of Modern British Studies at Birmingham which includes editing and curating the MBS Blog. 


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
  • Sites and Sources 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.

I currently co-supervise the work of Emma Barrett, Katie Jones and Chelsea-Anne Saxby.


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