People

People

Teaching faculty

2018-19

Permanent academic staff

Alvandi3

Dr Roham Alvandi
Associate Professor
*on LSE-Columbia University staff exchange 2018-2019*

Research interests:
Iran; Modern Middle East; Cold War

Room: SAR.M.12
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6897
Email: r.alvandi@lse.ac.uk



Ashton

Professor Nigel Ashton
Professor of International History

Other titles:
AHRC Review Co-Ordinator

Research interests:
Anglo-American Relations; Modern Middle-East

Room: SAR.M.07
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7104
Email: n.ashton@lse.ac.uk



Professor Marc David Baer

Professor Marc David Baer
Professor of International History
*on research leave 2018-2019*

Research interests:
Early Modern and Modern Europe and Middle East; Ottoman Empire,Turkey; Germany

Room: SAR.3.17 
Tel: +44 (0)20 7849 4975
Email: m.d.baer@lse.ac.uk



Dr Antony Best

Dr Antony Best
Associate Professor
*on sabbatical leave 2018-2019*

Research interests:
Modern East Asian History; Modern Japan

Room: SAR.3.14
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7923
Email: a.best@lse.ac.uk



Dr Megan Black

Dr Megan Black
Assistant Professor

Other titles:
Cumberland Lodge Weekent Event Organiser

Research interests:
US and the World; Environmental History; Political Economy; Nineteenth and Twentieth Century US History

Room: SAR.3.06
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7906
Email: m.a.black@lse.ac.uk



casey

Professor Steven Casey
Professor of International History

Other titles:
Coordinator of BA/BSc Dissertations (HY300)

Research interests:
20th-Century United States

Room: SAR.2.10
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7543
Email: s.casey@lse.ac.uk



Harmer

Dr Tanya Harmer
Associate Professor
*on leave from 5 November 2018 for the rest of 2018-19*

Research Interests:
Latin America; Cold War

Room: SAR.M.11
Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5401
Email: t.harmer@lse.ac.uk



Professor Janet Hartley

Professor Janet Hartley
Professor of International History
*on sabbatical leave 2018-19*

Research Interests:
18th- and 19th-Century Russia

Room: SAR.M.14
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7119
Email: j.m.hartley@lse.ac.uk



hochstrasser

Dr Tim Hochstrasser
Associate Professor

Other titles:
Undergraduate Examinations Board Chair

Research interests:
Early Modern History; the Enlightenment; Intellectual History

Room: SAR.2.14
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7092
Email: t.hochstrasser@lse.ac.uk



matthewjones

Professor Matthew Jones
Professor of International History

Other titles:
Head of Department

Research interests:
British Foreign and Defence Policy since the Second World War; Nuclear History during the Cold War; Vietnam War; British Decolonisation and South East Asia; US Foreign Relations since 1941; Anglo-American Relations

Room: SAR.3.09
Tel: +44 (0)20 7852 3791
Email: m.c.jones@lse.ac.uk



keenan

Dr Paul Keenan
Assistant Professor

Other titles: 
Coordinator of Teaching and Learning; ASC Review Coordinator; Student Survey Coordinator

Research interests:
Cultural History of 18th-Century Russia

Room: SAR.2.13
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6654
Email: p.keenan@lse.ac.uk



Lewis

Dr Joanna Lewis
Associate Professor
*on research leave 2018-2019*

Research interests:
Modern African History

Room: SAR.3.03
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7924
Email: j.e.lewis1@lse.ac.uk



Professor Piers Ludlow

Professor N. Piers Ludlow
Professor of International History

Other titles:
Deputy Head of Department and Director of Teaching Programmes

Research interests:
Western Europe since 1945; European Integration; Cold War Transatlantic Relations; Britain in the EC/EU

Room: SAR.2.16
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7099
Email: n.p.ludlow@lse.ac.uk



Motadel

Dr David Motadel
Assistant Professor
*on research leave 2018-2019*

Research interests:
Modern Europe; Europe’s Relations with the Wider World

Room: SAR.3.16
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7112
Email: d.motadel@lse.ac.uk



Ronald C. Po

Dr Ronald C. Po
Assistant Professor

Other titles:
LSE–Peking University Double MSc in International Affairs Programme Director

Research interests:
History of China; Maritime Studies; History of Cartography; Frontier Studies; Global History

Room: SAR.2.18
Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5378
Email: c.y.po@lse.ac.uk



Prazmowska

Professor Anita Prazmowska
Professor of International History
*on research leave 2018-2019*

Research interests:
Modern Eastern Europe

Room: SAR.M.09
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7601
Email: a.j.prazmowska@lse.ac.uk



rajak

Dr Svetozar Rajak
Associate Professor

Other titles:
Senior Fellow, LSE IDEAS Centre; Masters Tutor

Research interests:
Cold War; Eastern Europe; Balkans

Room: SAR.3.15
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6404
Email: s.rajak@lse.ac.uk



Scanlan

Dr Padraic X. Scanlan
Assistant Professor

Other titles:
Coordinator of MSc Dissertations (HY498/HY499)

Research interests:
British Empire; Slavery and Emancipation; Bureaucracy; Economic Life

Room: SAR.3.05
Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5075
Email: p.x.scanlan@lse.ac.uk



SchulzeA

Dr Kirsten E. Schulze
Associate Professor

Other titles:
Masters Examinations Board Chair

Research interests:
Arab-Israeli Conflict; Indonesian History; Militant Islam; Ethnic and Communal Conflict; Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Southeast Asia

Room: SAR.2.12
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7105
Email: k.e.schulze@lse.ac.uk



sherman

Dr Taylor C. Sherman
Associate Professor

Other titles:
LSE-Columbia University Double MSc in International and World History Programme Director; Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Chair; Coordinator of LSE-Columbia University Double Degree Dissertations (HY458)

Research interests:
Modern South Asian History

Room: SAR.M.10
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 5002
Email: t.c.sherman@lse.ac.uk



Sood

Dr Gagan D. S. Sood
Assistant Professor

Other titles:
Masters Programmes Admissions Advisor

Research interests:
The Mughal, Safavid and Ottoman Empires; Early Modern Globalisation; Transition to Colonialism in the Middle East and South Asia

Room: SAR.2.07
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6025
Email: g.sood1@lse.ac.uk



Spohr

Dr Aino Rosa Kristina Spohr
Associate Professor
*Inaugural Helmut Schmidt Distinguished Chair at Johns Hopkins SAIS, 2018-2019*

Research interests:
Germany after 1945; Cold War Summitry; the Global Ending of the Cold War; Theory and Practice of Contemporary History

Room: SAR.2.17
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7103
Email: k.spohr@lse.ac.uk



stevenson

Professor David Stevenson
Stevenson Professor of International History

Other titles:
Research Committee Chair; REF Coordinator

Research interests:
Modern European international Relations; First World War

Room: SAR.3.11
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7115
Email: d.stevenson@lse.ac.uk



stock

Dr Paul Stock
Associate Professor

Other titles:
Undergraduate Tutor

Research interests:
Intellectual and Cultural History; Long Eighteenth Century; Britain; Idea of Europe; Spatial History; History of Cartography; Travel and Tourism

Room: SAR.2.15
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6039
Email: p.stock@lse.ac.uk



umoren

Dr Imaobong Umoren
Assistant Professor

Other titles:
Undergraduate Programmes Admissions Advisor

Research interests:
Race and Gender in the Caribbean; 19th and 20th Century Wider African Diaspora

Room: SAR.3.07
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 4974
Email: i.umoren@lse.ac.uk



Zubok1

Professor Vladislav Zubok
Professor of International History

Other titles:
PhD Programme Director and Admissions Advisor

Research interests:
Cold War; 20th-Century Russia

Room: SAR.3.13
Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5370
Email: v.m.zubok@lse.ac.uk

Teaching fellows and visiting staff

Laura Almagor

Dr Laura Almagor
LSE Teaching Fellow

Research interests:
Jewish Political History; Nationalism Studies; Religion and Politics

Room: SAR.3.16
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7112
Email: l.m.almagor@lse.ac.uk



Una Bergmane

Dr Una Bergmane
LSE Teaching Fellow

Research interests:
Cold War; Soviet Union; US foreign policy; Baltic states; Transnational Memory

Room: SAR.2.17
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7103
Email: u.bergmane@lse.ac.uk



Anna Cant

Dr Anna Cant
LSE Teaching Fellow

Research interests:
Mass communication; Modern Latin American History; Rural Development

Room: SAR.M.11
Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5401
Email: a.cant1@lse.ac.uk



gehmacher1

Professor Johanna Gehmacher
Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor

Research interests:
Cultural History of the Long 20th Century; History and Practice of Biographical Thinking; Women’s and Gender History; Social Movements; National Socialism in European History: Movement, Regime, Posthistory

Room: SAR.3.12
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7955 7724
Email: j.gehmacher@lse.ac.uk



hogan

Dr Jack Hogan
LSE Teaching Fellow

Research interests:
Precolonial and Early Colonial African History; Central and Southern Africa

Room: SAR.M.13
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7789
Email: j.hogan2@lse.ac.uk



Raghav Kishore

Dr Raghav Kishore
LSE Teaching Fellow

Research interests:
Modern South Asian History; Histories of Empire; Colonial Urbanism; Health and Environmental Histories; Planning Histories

Room: SAR.M.13
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7789
Email: r.kishore@lse.ac.uk



Noemi Levy-Aksu

Dr Noémi Lévy-Aksu
LSE Teaching Fellow

Research interests:
Ottoman Empire; Turkey; Legal History; Regimes of Exception

Room: SAR.M.13
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7789
Emailn.levy-aksu@lse.ac.uk



Mason

Dr Andrea Mason
LSE Teaching Fellow

Research interests:
British Foreign Policy; Poland; Eastern Europe; Wartime Exile Governments; Cold War; Post-World War II Refugee Crisis

Room: SAR.M.09
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7601
Email: a.g.mason@lse.ac.uk



millwood

Dr Pete Millwood
LSE Teaching Fellow

Research interests:
Chinese International History; Transnational History; US-China Relations; Cold War

Room: SAR.3.14
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7923
Email: p.millwood@lse.ac.uk



Victoria Phillips

Dr Victoria Phillips
LSE-Columbia University Visiting Professor

Research interests:
Cold War; Cultural Diplomacy; International Relations

Room: SAR.M.12
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6897
Email: v.phillips2@lse.ac.uk



scianna

Dr (des) Bastian Matteo Scianna
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Fellow in Modern European History

Research Interests:
History of European Integration; German, Italian and Austrian History of the 20th Century; Second World War

Room: SAR.3.12
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7955 7724
Email
: b.m.scianna@lse.ac.uk

Graduate teaching assistants and guest teachers

razak

Ms Rowena Abdul Razak
Guest Teacher

Teaching:
HY321 - The Struggle for the Persian Gulf, 1945-2003

Room: SAR.2.08
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6121
Email
: r.binti-abdul-razak@lse.ac.uk



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Dr Sara al-Qaiwani
Guest Teacher

Teaching:
HY113 - From Empire to Independence: The Extra-European World in the Twentieth Century
HY328 -The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Nationalism, Territory, Religion

Room: SAR.2.08
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6121
Email:
s.j.alqaiwani@lse.ac.uk



bauer

Dr Stefan Bauer
Guest Teacher

Teaching:
HY118 - Faith, Power and Revolution: Europe and the Wider World, c.1500-c.1800

Room: SAR.2.06
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6366
Email:
s.bauer1@lse.ac.uk



Beacroft

Mr Charles Beacroft
Guest Teacher

Teaching:
HY221 - The History of Russia, 1682-1825

Room: SAR.2.05
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6716
Email:
c.m.beacroft@lse.ac.uk



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Mr Bastiaan Bouwman
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Teaching:
HY206 - The International History of the Cold War, 1945-1989

Room: SAR.2.08
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6121
Email:
s.a.bouwman@lse.ac.uk



carrington

Ms Grace Carrington
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Teaching:
HY246 - The Global Caribbean: Colonialism, Race and Revolutions 1780s-1980s

Room: SAR.2.06
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6366
Email
: g.carrington@lse.ac.uk



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Dr Rosalind Coffey
Guest Teacher

Teaching:
HY113 - From Empire to Independence: The Extra-European World in the Twentieth Century

Room: SAR.2.06
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6366
Email
: r.s.coffey@lse.ac.uk



Collins

Dr John Collins
Guest Teacher

Teaching:
HY400 - Crisis Decision-Making in War and Peace, 1914-2003

Room: SAR.2.05
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6716
Email
: j.collins@lse.ac.uk



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Mr Stavros-Errikos Diamantopoulos
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Teaching:
HY113 - From Empire to Independence: The Extra-European World in the Twentieth Century

Room: SAR.2.05
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6716
Email
: s.diamantopoulos@lse.ac.uk



ellis

Dr Thomas Ellis
Guest Teacher

Teaching:
HY206 - The International History of the Cold War
HY245 - The United States and the World since 1776

Room: SAR.2.08
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6121
Email
: t.ellis@lse.ac.uk



Fried

Dr Marvin Fried
Guest Teacher

Teaching:
HY226 - The Great War, 1914-1918

Room: SAR.2.06
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6366
Email
: m.b.fried@lse.ac.uk



gohel

Dr Sajjan Gohel
Guest Teacher

Teaching:
HY435 - Political Islam: From Ibn Taymiyya to ISIS

Room: SAR.2.12
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 7105
Email
: s.m.gohel@lse.ac.uk



Graglia

Dr Giovanni Graglia
Guest Teacher

Teaching:
HY113 - From Empire to Independence: The Extra-European World in the Twentieth Century
HY116 - International History since 1890

Room: SAR.2.05
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6716
Email
: g.graglia@lse.ac.uk



Irfan

Ms Anne Irfan
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Teaching:
HY113 - From Empire to Independence: The Extra-European World in the Twentieth Century

Room: SAR.2.06
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6366
Email
: a.e.irfan@lse.ac.uk



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Dr Eleanor Janega
Guest Teacher

Teaching:
HY118 - Faith, Power and Revolution: Europe and the Wider World, c.1500-c.1800

Room: SAR.2.08
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6121
Email
: e.janega@lse.ac.uk



king

Mr William King
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Teaching:
HY206 - The International History of the Cold War, 1945-1989

Room: SAR.2.08
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6121
Email
: w.king1@lse.ac.uk



mcdougall

Mr Hamish McDougall
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Teaching:
HY116 - International History since 1890

Room: SAR.2.05
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6716
Email
: h.a.mcdougall@lse.ac.uk



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Dr Christian Melby
Guest Teacher

Teaching:
HY116 - International History since 1890
HY240 - From Empire to Commonwealth: war, race and imperialism in British History, 1780 to the present day

Room: SAR.M.15
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6861
Email
: c.k.melby@lse.ac.uk



milani

Dr Tommaso Milani
Guest Teacher

Teaching:
HY238 - The Cold War and European Integration, 1947-1992
HY400 - Crisis Decision-Making in War and Peace 1914-2003

Room: SAR.2.08
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6121
Email
: t.milani@lse.ac.uk



 Mulvey

Dr Paul Mulvey
Guest Teacher

Teaching:
HY226 - The Great War, 1914-1918
HY240 - From Empire to Commonwealth: War, Race and Imperialism in British History, 1780 to 1979

Room: SAR.2.05
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6716
Email
: p.m.mulvey@lse.ac.uk



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Mr Federico Pachetti
Guest Teacher

Teaching:
HY113 - From Empire to Independence: The Extra-European World in the Twentieth Century

Room: SAR.2.05
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6716
Email
: f.pachetti@lse.ac.uk



perez-de-arcos

Dr Marina Pérez de Arcos
Guest Teacher

Teaching:
HY116 - International History since 1890
HY238 - The Cold War and European Integration, 1947-1992

Room: SAR.M.15
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6861
Email
: m.perez-de-arcos@lse.ac.uk



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Ms Artemis Photiadou
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Teaching:
HY116 - International History since 1890

Room: SAR.M.15
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6861
Email
: a.photiadou@lse.ac.uk



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Dr Robert Power
Guest Teacher

Teaching:
HY240 - From Empire to Commonwealth: War, Race and Imperialism in British History, 1780 to 1979

Room: SAR.2.05
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6716
Email
: r.w.power@lse.ac.uk



riding

Dr Tim Riding
Guest Teacher

Teaching:
HY118 - Faith, Power and Revolution: Europe and the Wider World, c.1500-c.1800

Room: SAR.M.15
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6861
Email
: t.riding@lse.ac.uk



Isami Sawai

Mr Isami Sawai
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Teaching:
HY235 - Modernity and the State in East Asia: China, Japan and Korea since 1840

Room: SAR.M.15
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6861
Email
: i.sawai@lse.ac.uk



Dr Daniel Strieff

Dr Daniel Strieff
Guest Teacher

Teaching:
HY113 - From Empire to Independence: The Extra-European World in the Twentieth Century
HY119 - Thinking Like a Historian
HY328 - The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Nationalism, Territory, Religion

Room: SAR.M.15
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6861
Email
: d.strieff@lse.ac.uk



van Ommen

Ms Eline van Ommen
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Teaching:
HY239 - Latin America and the United States since 1898

Room: SAR.2.06
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6366
Email
: e.van-ommen@lse.ac.uk



wainwright

Mr Darius Wainwright
Guest Teacher

Teaching:
HY245 - The United States and the World since 1776

Room: SAR.M.15
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7955 6861
Email
: d.wainwright@lse.ac.uk