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Research students

Research students grouped by our five research clusters

 

Pre-Modern East and West (including the long 19th Century)

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Yener Bayar

The Life and Work of Mustafa Reshid Pasha, Nineteenth Century Ottoman Reformer

Supervisor: Professor Marc David Baer

Conflict and Identity in Europe since the 18th Century 

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Daniel Berman

Coming Soon

Supervisor: Dr Svetozar Rajak



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Bastiaan Bouwman

The Human Rights Engagement of the Ecumenical Movement, 1948-1980: The World Council of Churches, Britain, and the Netherlands

Supervisor: Professor Piers Ludlow



Pedro Correa Martin-Arroyo

Pedro Correa Martín-Arroyo

From Sepharad to Freedom: Jewish Refugees and Rescue Operations in Spain and Portugal during the Holocaust, 1940-1945

Supervisor: Professor Paul Preston



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Stavros Diamantopoulos

Coming Soon

Supervisor: Professor Piers Ludlow



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Benjamin Heckscher

Coming Soon

Supervisor: Professor Piers Ludlow



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Michael Hemmersdorfer

Competing for the Kaiser's ear. The struggle for control over Germany's England policy, 1898-1914

Supervisor: Professor David Stevenson



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Yorai Linenberg

The experience of British and American Jewish prisoners of war in German captivity in World War II

Supervisor: Dr Heather Jones



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Alexander Mayhew

Making Sense of the Western Front: English Infantrymen’s Morale and Perception of Crisis during the Great War

Supervisors: Dr Heather Jones and Professor David Stevenson



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Hamish McDougall

Cutting the Apron Strings?’ The Anglo-New Zealand Relationship during Britain’s Joining of the European Economic Community, 1970-85

Supervisor: Professor Piers Ludlow



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Artemis Photiadou

The Development of British Interrogation Policy

Supervisor: Dr Heather Jones



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Sean Quinn

Agrarian Collectivisation in Catalonia and the Question of Power in the Spanish Revolution (July 1936 - June1937)

Supervisor: Professor Paul Preston

Modern World History

Katherine Arnold

Katherine Arnold

German Scientists in the British Empire, 1780-1850

Supervisor: Dr Joanna Lewis

 



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 Sarah Ashraf

Of Military and Militancy: The rise of Pakistan’s Praetorian Military Structure and its Relationship with Militant Islam

Supervisor: Dr Kirsten Schulze



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Gullnaz Baig

Resuscitating Radicalism: The Politics of the Quest for Daulah Islamiyah

Supervisor: Dr Kirsten Schulze

 



Andrew Capistrano

Andrew Capistrano

The Spirit of the Washington Conference: Britain, Japan, and the United States, 1921-26

Supervisor: Dr Antony Best

 



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Liam Connell

Colony, Dominion, Nation: Australasian Imperial Identities, 1892-1902

Supervisor: Dr Antony Best

 



Danielle Davenport

Danielle Davenport

Scope of belonging: The Uncertainty of Being Biracial or ‘Mixed Race’ in India and Zambia at the End of the British Empire

Supervisor: Dr Joanna Lewis



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Fadi Esber

The Politics of Partition in French Mandate Syria, 1920-1936

Supervisor: Dr Kirsten Schulze



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Caroline Green

Morality and the End of Empire

Superisor: Dr Joanna Lewis



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Daniel Hardegger

PhD Candidates in the Humanities in the late 19th/early 20th century in Berlin, London and at the Columbia University, New York

Supervisor: Dr Antony Best



Irfan

Anne Irfan

An International Palestine: UNRWA and Palestinian Nationalism in the Refugee Camps, 1967-82

Supervisor: Dr Kirsten Schulze



Judith Jacob

Judith Jacob

From Jihad to Hijrah and Back Again: The Ideological Evolution of Militant Islamist Movements in Indonesia

Supervisor: Dr Kirsten Schulze



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Seung Mo Kang

The Crafting of the Treaty of Peace with Japan, 1945-1951

Supervisor: Dr Antony Best



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Vinay Pathak

Kufar in the Sunni World: Defining Islam in Contemporary Indonesia

Supervisor: Dr Kirsten Schulze



Isami Sawai

Isami Sawai

Between ‘Foreign Relations’ and ‘Diplomacy’: The Transformation of China and Japan’s Cultures of Foreign Policy-Making 1858-1881

Supervisor: Dr Antony Best



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Amal Tarhuni

Britain, the United States and the Radicalisation of Qaddafi's Libya 1969-1986

Supervisor: Dr Kirsten Schulze



Thomas WIlkinson

Thomas Wilkinson

Youth in Colonial and Post-colonial Northern India 1885-1957

Supervisor: Dr Taylor Sherman

The Americas in World History

Molly Avery

Molly Avery

Transnational Anticommunist Networks in Central America in the Late 1970s and Early 1980s

Supervisor: Dr Tanya Harmer



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Grace Carrington

Understanding Decolonisation in Non-Sovereign States: Politics, Nationalism and Assimilation in French and British Caribbean Territories, 1945-1980

Supervisor: Dr Joanna Lewis



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Kenneth Letcher

The Revolt of the Generals: President Eisenhower and the U.S. Army, 1953-1958

Supervisor: Professor Steven Casey



Javiera Soto-Hidalgo

Javiera Soto Hidalgo

From Cuba and Vietnam to Chile: local political discourses and Cold War perceptions in Chile 1958-1973

Supervisor: Dr Tanya Harmer

Contemporary International History and the Global Cold War

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Oliver Barton

Britain, Arms Control, and Transatlantic Relations, 1981-87

Supervisor: Professor Matthew Jones



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Alexandre Dab

Globalising national foreign policies: European Political Cooperation and the rise of a post-Cold War order, 1979-1981

Supervisor: Professor Piers Ludlow



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William King

British Intelligence and Defence Policy on Chemical and Biological Warfare, 1944-1963

Supervisor: Professor Matthew Jones



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Isaac Scarborough

The Extremes it Takes to Survive: Tajikistan and the Collapse of the Soviet Union, 1985-1992

Supervisor: Professor Vladislav Zubok



van Ommen

Eline van Ommen

Nicaraguan and Western European relations in the late 1970s and 1980s

Supervisors: Dr Tanya Harmer & Professor Piers Ludlow

Recently graduated PhD students (2015-18)

PhD Graduate
Thesis Title Supervisor
Max Skjönsberg (2018) Internecine Discord: Party, Religion and History in Hanoverian Britain, c.1714-1765 Dr Tim Hochstrasser
David Broder (2018) Bandiera Rossa: Communists in German-occupied Rome, 1943-44 Professor Vladislav Zubok
Ian Stewart (2017) 'The Titan of the Early World': Celtic Ideas and National Thought in Britain, Ireland and France, 1700-1900 Dr Heather Jones
Tommaso Milani (2017) 'Les Belles Années du Plan'? Hendrik de Man and the Reinvention of Western European Socialism, 1914-36 ca. Professor Piers Ludlow &
Dr Heather Jones
Scott Gilfillan (2017) Enclave Empires: Britain, France and the Treaty-Port System in Japan, 1858-1868  Dr Antony Best
Corina Mavrodin (2017) A Maverick in the Making: Romania’s de-Satellization Process and the Global Cold War (1953-1963) Professor Piers Ludlow
Ollie Elliott (2017) The American Press and the Rise of Authoritarianism in South Korea 1945-1954 Professor Steven Casey
Cornelis Heere (2017) The British Empire and the Challenge of Japan, 1904-1911 Dr Antony Best
Serkan Kececi (2017) The Grand Strategy of the Russian Empire in the Caucasus against Its Southern Rivals (1821-1833) Professor Dominic Lieven and Dr Antony Best
Paul Horsler (2017) Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Nation: Local-Level Opinion and Defence Preparations Prior to the Second World War, November 1937 – September 1939 Professor David Stevenson
Vishnu Juwono (2016) Berantas Korupsi: a political history of governance reform and anti-corruption initiatives in Indonesia 1945-2014 Dr Kirsten Schulze
Vladimir Dobrenko (2016) Conspiracy of Peace: The Cold War, the International Peace Movement, and the Soviet Peace Campaign, 1946-1956 Professor Arne Westad
Jin Li Lim (2016) New China and its Qiaowu: The Political Economy of Overseas Chinese policy in the People’s Republic of China, 1949–1959 Professor Arne Westad
Chris Parkes (2016) The Welles of Loneliness: Sumner Welles and the Creation of American Foreign Policy Professor Steven Casey
Yu Suzuki (2016) Relationship with Distance: Korea, East Asia and the Anglo-Japanese Relationship, 1880-1894 Dr Antony Best
Sara Al-Qaiwani (2015) Nationalism, Revolution and Feminism: Women in Egypt and Iran, 1880-1980 Dr Kirsten Schulze & Dr Taylor Sherman
Ranj Alaaldin (2015) The Rise of the Shi'a: 1958-1980 Dr Kirsten Schulze
Rosalind Coffey (2015) British Media and Decolonisation in Africa between 1957 and 1960 Dr Joanna Lewis
Jonas Fossli Gjersø (2015) Continuity of Moral Policy': A Reconsideration of British Motives for the Partition of East Africa in light of Anti-Slave Trade Policy and Imperial Agency, 1878-96 Dr Joanna Lewis
Anton Harder (2015) Defining independence in Cold War Asia: Sino-Indian relations, 1949-1962 Professor Arne Westad
Simon Toner (2015) The Counter-Revolutionary Path: South Vietnam, the United States and the Global Allure of Development, 1968-1973 Professor Arne Westad
Takahiro Yamamoto (2015) Balance of Favour: The Emergence of Territorial Boundaries around Japan, 1861-1875 Dr Antony Best