Dr Simon Peplow

Lecturer (E&S)


My research focusses upon modern British race and immigration history, and I have a particular interest in black British political participation and engagement through official mechanisms and collective violence. My present research also focuses on the links between anti-racist and anti-apartheid groups in Thatcher’s Britain. My research combines aspects of social, political, and cultural history, and I have broader research interests in these fields – particularly within modern Britain.

I am currently reworking my PhD thesis for publication as a monograph to be published by Manchester University Press, and beginning work on my next project. Through oral history interviews and recently-released records, this will extend my analysis of the political tactics of black communities in Britain throughout the decade of the 1980s, comparing and examining the links between anti-racist and anti-apartheid groups in Thatcher's Britain, as well as investigating the changing nature of political protest during this period.


Office hours: Amory 113A - Monday 11.30-12.30pm, and Wednesday 1-2pm (until 15th December).