Professor Jon Lawrence

Research interests

Dr Lawrence works on British social, political and cultural history from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. He has published extensively on political language and the culture of public politics. His book Electing Our Masters: the Hustings in British Politics from Hogarth to Blair was published by OUP in 2009. He is currently completing a book on the politics of social identity in Britain from the 1940s to the present, including a history of popular individualism (and its limits). This work is the product of a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship award held by Dr Lawrence during 2013-2015.