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Professor Kristofer Allerfeldt USA history from the Civil War to Pearl Harbor; histories of crime, racism, nativism and prejudice; history of the Ku Klux Klan; history of the mafia; histories of human slavery Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Professor Helen Berry Head of department; British history 1660-1830, especially in its global context; the histories of the rise of mass media; sociability and politeness; gender, sexuality and family, and climate change Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Helen Birkett Medieval history. Britain and Ireland in the central Middle Ages; intellectual and religious culture; medieval monasticism, particularly the Cistercian Order; hagiography; communication; news Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Emily Bridger South Africa and other former settler colonies in the 20th and 21st centuries; gender; childhood & youth; sexual violence; political violence; memory & oral history; activism Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Nandini Chatterjee Early modern (Mughal) and colonial South Asia; Perso-Islamic culture; British empire and law; religious minorities and family. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Gemma Clark Modern British and Irish History, especially violence, popular protest, Irish nationalism, Anglo-Irish politics, the Irish Revolution (1912–23), Ireland and empire; civil war; arson. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor James Clark Medieval history. History of later medieval/early modern religion, learning and book culture in England, especially c. 1350-c.1540; digital humanities. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Timothy Cooper Environmental history; the history of environmental politics and ideas in modern Britain; oral history; history of technology; nature, politics and everyday life; the urban, social and political history of modern Britain Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Freyja Cox Jensen Intellectual and cultural history of early modern Britain and Europe; reception of the classics; print culture and the book trade; historical performance of drama and popular music; Practice Research Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Gareth Curless British imperialism and decolonisation, focusing on the history of labour and work in colonial contexts and colonial state violence and anti-colonial insurgency Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr James Davey Britain and its maritime world c. 1650-1850, with particular interests in the political activities of naval sailors, the development of the British state, the cultural and material representation of the Royal Navy, and the practice of naval and maritime history. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Jeremy DeWaal German cultural history; spatial history; historical memory; history of emotions; history of traditions Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Professor Luna Dolezal Medical humanities: applied phenomenology, philosophy of embodiment, philosophy of medicine and medical humanities, including shame and self-conscious emotions; embodiment and self-other relations; and emerging medical and body-based technologies. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Silvia Espelt Bombin Latin American History; European colonisation and indigenous history; cultural exchange; frontiers and borderlands; imperial rivalry; race and ethnicity; law; French, Spanish and Portuguese Atlantic; violence and peace; museums; ethnohistory. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley French Revolutionary Studies; cultural, legal and political histories of France and the French Atlantic World (c.1700-1830); eighteenth-century Saint-Domingue and the Haitian Revolution; histories of print and pamphlet culture; violence and memory studies. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Jennifer Farrell Medieval history. High to late Middle Ages, especially medieval magic and prophecy, medieval gender and sexuality, medieval otherworlds (and the supernatural), medieval historical writing, courtly and romance literature. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Mike Finn History of post-War and contemporary Britain;particular interests in British political culture, the history of anarchism and the history of British post-war education policy. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Kate Fisher Modern social and cultural history; gender and sexuality; queer history; transgender history; sex and colonialism; uses of the past, memory, museum studies and public history in relation to sex and gender; oral history. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Henry French Histories of Social Identity and the Middle Classes, 1600-1750; Poverty and Poor Relief in Rural Society, 1700-1835; Gender, Status and Masculinity among the Landed Elite, 1650-1900 Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Maria Fusaro Social and Economic Early Modern History; Maritime History; Mediterranean History; Imperial and Global History; History of Italy from the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth century; History of the Republic of Venice and its Empire. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Hao Gao British imperial attitudes towards China in the 18th and 19th centuries; History of East-West encounters; China in global history; history of Sino-British relations/cultural exchange Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Sarah Hamilton Medieval History. Religious, social and cultural history of medieval Europe between c.900 and c.1200; medieval liturgy and ritual; bishops; the delivery of pastoral care; penance; excommunication and heresy. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Jamie Hampson Indigenous heritage and ontologies; rock art and landscape; cultural tourism in settler nations; the commodification of the past; relationships between archaeology, ethnography and history Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Ryan Hanley Modern British History; Black British history, especially between 1650 and 1900; slavery and the slave trade; race and racism in Britain and the British Empire; class identity; working-class culture; life-writing Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Stacey Hynd Modern African History- East, West and Southern; crime, justice and punishment in Africa, c.1890-1970; African gender and childhood histories; African and global child soldiering, c.1890-2010s; global histories of humanitarianism and human rights, 1940-2000s. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Mark Jackson Social and cultural history of modern medicine: the histories of allergy, stress, and middle age across the twentieth century; the history of eighteenth-and nineteenth-century infanticide; the use of cross-disciplinary methods to understand health across the life course. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Richard Jobson Lecturer in 20th Century British History (E&S) Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Elin Jones Social history of the maritime world 1750-1850, with a focus on masculinity, skill and work; the history of the Royal Navy; environmental histories of maritime labour; the history of the impact of technological change on maritime labour and society. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Chris Kempshall Postdoctoral Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Henry Knight Lozano American History. U.S. expansion, place promotion, and race, climate, and environment, with a particular focus on the United States' tropical and semi-tropical frontiers - California, Florida, and Hawai'i. Environmental and animal history. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Jon Lawrence Modern British History: social, political and cultural history; formal and vernacular political languages, the culture of public politics, class identities, gender and social change, digital humanities, selfhood, working-class life, deindustrialisation, autobiography. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr John Lidwell-Durnin History of science (1780-1850), particularly in a global context; environmental history; history of racial science; history of heredity; agricultural history; history of citizen science and citizenship. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Gregory Lippiatt Medieval History - political history of the aristocracy in the 12th–13th centuries; lay expressions of Christian reform, especially the crusades; cross-cultural political and intellectual exchange, particularly in the Francophone Mediterranean Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor James Mark History of c.20th globalization; anti-imperialism; transnational activism; race; whiteness; development. History of Communism in Eastern Europe, especially social, cultural and global approaches. Political and social memory; uses of the past. Oral history. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Camille Mathieu History of Art and Visual Culture. History of art, architecture, archaeology and urbanism in France and its colonies c. 1700-c.1920 including those in North America; Napoleonic art; environmental visual history. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Claire McCallum Social and cultural history of the Soviet Union, with particular focus on post-1945; gender history, esp. history of masculinity; disability history; Soviet visual culture; Soviet peace activism & Cold War internationalism Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Alyson Mercer Social and cultural history; gender history; museum and heritage studies; public history; community engagement; hidden histories; sexuality and representation; modern Britain; Canadian history and archaeology Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Edward Mills Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Richard Noakes History of science and technology from 1500; history of physical sciences; history of telecommunications and media from 1800; Western esotericism and occultism; science popularisation; science fiction; science and religion; history of psychology and psychiatry. Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Professor Bryony Onciul Museology and Heritage Studies. Community engagement; indigenising and decolonizing museology and heritage; difficult histories; truth and reconciliation; identity and performance; understanding place and environment; the power and politics of representation Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Marc-William Palen Empires and Globalisation; British Imperialism; American Imperialism; U.S. Foreign Relations; Anti-Imperialism; Peace Studies; Theories of Imperialism; Anglo-American Relations; Global Capitalism; History of Ideas; History of Economic Thought; British World/Greater Britain Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Catriona Pennell Modern British and Irish History; social and cultural history of 20th century conflict; the First World War; popular understandings of war; relationship between history, education and memory; British informal empire and imperial control in post-1918 Middle East Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Professor Yolanda Plumley Historical Musicology. Late medieval western music and material culture; the medieval court and the arts; book production in medieval France; medieval French literature and music, especially the works of Guillaume de Machaut; the music of the French Ars nova. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Stuart Pracy Social and economic history c. 800-1200, with particular interest in the mechanisms of status negotiation, discourses of power, relations between the peasantry and nobility, resistance, and state formation in England. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Tim Rees Modern Spanish history: the Republic, civil war and Franco regime; the agrarian history of Spain and modern Europe; civil wars; revolutions and revolutionary movements; the Communist International and international communism, security services and anti-communism before 1945. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Matthias Reiss Modern British and American History; the history of street protest and social movements; Military history, especially Second World War and prisoners of war; unemployment and unemployed movements; African Americans; blind people in Britain; visual history Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Matthew Rendle Modern Russian history, particularly the revolutionary period; revolutions; nobilities Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Catherine Rider Religious and cultural history, c. 1200-1500 with particular interests in the history of magic; the history of popular religion and pastoral care, especially in medieval England; and the history of illness, medicine and reproduction. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Levi Roach Medieval history. Political and religious history of western Europe c. 900–c.1200, with particular interests in kingship and royal governance; charters and diplomatic; and religious reform Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Laura Rowe Memory and commemoration of the Great War in Britain; Morale, discipline, combat motivation, mutiny and dissent with a particular focus on the Royal Navy in the early 20th Century; Sexuality and the armed services; Naval history of the late-19th and early-20th Century. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Chris Sandal-Wilson Global histories of medicine and psychiatry; modern Middle East, particularly history of Israel/Palestine; British colonialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and interwar mandates system; medical humanities Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Laura Sangha Early modern England. English religious cultures c.1480-1700, including: supernatural belief (ghosts and angels), personal devotion, lived religion and material culture, life-writing, and processes of religious change in elite and popular contexts. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Hester Schadee Cultural and intellectual history c. 1300-1750, esp. humanist literature; art, culture and society in renaissance Italy; learned networks and self-presentation; classical reception. I also edit and translate Latin and Italian humanist texts. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Gajendra Singh South Asian history, with particular interests in migrants and diasporas, political and revolutionary violence, colonial soldiering, postcolonial theory and postcolonial history-writing. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Ljubica Spaskovska 20th-century European History: the history of socialism, non-alignment and the Cold War in a global perspective; the political and socio-cultural history of internationalism and development; the history of South-Eastern Europe and the former Yugoslavia; Oral History. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Nicholas Terry History of Eastern Europe during World War II; the Holocaust in Poland; Nazi and Soviet occupations of Eastern Europe; civilian populations in war and social history of warfare in the twentieth century. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor David Thackeray British political, cultural and gender history, c.1870-present; Political and economic networks within the British empire; The relationship between the British Empire and the League of Nations/ UN Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Martin Thomas Histories of French colonialism and global decolonisation; French international politics since World War I; Colonial security services, policing, and the nature of political violence; 'dirty wars' and counter-insurgency, particularly human rights abuses in asymmetric conflicts. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Sarah Toulalan Early modern social and cultural history with particular interests in the body, sexuality, sex and reproduction including pregnancy and childbirth, medicine and health, body size and shape, the life course and life stages, gender and appearance. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Richard Toye The United Nations; modern British politics since 1867; the history of Parliament; constitutional history; the history of European integration; Winston Churchill; news and media history; global and imperial history; Digital Humanities. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Garry Tregidga Public history. Cultural memory and identity continuity in Cornwall and Cornish societies overseas; community narratives in relation to kinship networks and group identities; political culture of regions and localities since the 1880s Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Martha Vandrei British History; cultural and intellectual history from 1600; historical culture; history of ideas; historical methods and historiography; philosophy of history; classical reception; public history; histories and cultures of knowledge; digital approaches to the history of ideas Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Dora Vargha History of science, technology and medicine; epidemics; Cold War history; disability history; women and gender history; global health, Eastern Europe, socialism Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Richard Ward Crime, justice and punishment in Britain, c.1700-1900; Digital History; Digital Humanities; the information state in nineteenth-century Britain; the history of news, media and print culture. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Jane Whittle The economic and social history of late medieval and early modern rural England with particular interests in economic development, work, gender, property rights, popular protest, consumption and material culture. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Nicola Whyte Post medieval and early modern Britain; agrarian, environmental, landscape and social history of Britain; theoretical approaches to landscape, place, memory and identity Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Rebecca Williams Medical History, post 1750. History of medicine in modern South Asia; history of development; politics of health and development in post-independence India; history of reproduction; history of population control. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Alun Withey History of Medicine, c. 1600-1900: medical practitioners, remedy culture, institutions, technologies. History of the body: masculinity and the male body; facial hair. 18th-century polite society and culture; history of consumption and advertising in the long 18th century. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Research Staff
Dr Taylor Aucoin Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Forms of Labour: Gender, Freedom and Experience of Work in the Preindustrial Economy (ERC) Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Leonard Baker Postdoctoral Research Fellow, A Landscape Transformed: The Reclamation of Exmoor Forest (Leverhulme) Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Daniele Carrieri Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health Streatham Campus, Exeter
Mr Frederick Cooper Postdoctoral Research Associate, Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Poppy Cullen Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ‘Care for the Future – Afterlives of Empire: Thinking Forward Through an Imperial Past' (AHRC) Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Catherine Cummings Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ‘Care for the Future -- Afterlives of Empire: Thinking Forward Through an Imperial Past’ (AHRC) Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Sanja Djerasimovic Impact Case Study Researcher Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr James Fisher Postdoctoral Research Fellow on FORMSofLABOUR project, focused on compulsory pauper apprenticeships in early modern England, with broader interests in histories of work, knowledge, print culture, capitalism, and agriculture. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Marta Garcia Postdoctoral Research Associate Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Hannah Hadley Postdoctoral Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Sarah Jones Research Fellow, Rethinking Sexology (Wellcome) Streatham Campus, Exeter
Miss Amy Jones Postdoctoral Research Associate, Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Martin Moore Lecturer in Medical History (Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health): political, cultural and social histories of post-war Britain, with particular interests in the welfare state, time and temporality, commuting, and health and healthcare. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Abhijit Sarkar Postdoctoral Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Elizabeth Thelen Postdoctoral Research Associate, Forms of Law in the Early Modern Persianate World, 1700-1900 (ERC). Social and legal history of early modern and modern South Asia. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Felicity Thomas Senior Research Fellow, Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Dominic Vendell Postdoctoral Research Associate, Forms of Law in the Early Modern Persianate World, 17th-19th Centuries (ERC) Streatham Campus, Exeter
Emeritus Professors
Professor Jonathan Barry Emeritus Professor of History Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Roger Burt Emeritus Professor of History Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Joseph Melling Emeritus Professor of History Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Jeremy Noakes Emeritus Professor of History Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Nicholas Orme Emeritus Professor of History Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Philip Payton Emeritus Professor of History Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Honorary University Fellows
Dr Bruce Coleman Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Michael Duffy Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Ms Charlene Ellul Honorary Associate Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Jen Grove Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Ayesha Nathoo Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Ms Emma Wilby Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Honorary Research Fellows
Dr Ian D. Armour Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Mrs Ann Barwood Honorary Associate Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Richard Batten Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Nicole Baur Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Michael Bender Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Mr Sebestian Bezerra Medieval Studies Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Fabrizio Bigotti Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Frances Billinge Honorary Associate Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Richard Blakemore Honorary Associate Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Peter Claughton Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Peter Cramer Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Julia Crick Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Martyn Cutmore Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Pamela Dale Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Stephen Day Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Jeroen De Keyser Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Helen Doe Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Moira Donald Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Dana Durkee Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Ray Earwicker Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Lucy Ellis Cornish Studies Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Peter Elmer Honorary Senior Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Sophy Gardner Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Ann Grand Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Todd Gray Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Alison Haggett Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Mark Hailwood Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Catherine Hanley Honorary Senior Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Nick Holder Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Jonathan Hughes Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr John Kanefsky Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Stephen Manning Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Mrs Judy Moss Honorary Associate Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Julia Neville Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Rachel Pistol Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Mrs Elizabeth Rutledge Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Mr Charles Scott-Fox Honorary Associate Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Daniel Steinbach Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Anne Stobart Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Catherine Talbot Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Lesley Trotter Cornish Studies Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Tijl Vanneste Honorary Associate Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Honorary Professors
Professor Suranjan Das Honorary Professor Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Richard Overy Honorary Professor Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Andrew Thompson Honorary Professor Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Tom Wakeford Honorary Associate Professor Streatham Campus, Exeter