Research students

Current and recently graduated research students


PhD students

Reseach Student Provisional Thesis Title Supervisor
Sarah Ashraf Of Military and Militancy: The rise of Pakistan’s Praetorian Military Structure and its Relationship with Militant Islam Dr Kirsten Schulze
Katherine Arnold German Scientists in the British Empire, 1780-1850 Dr Joanna Lewis
Molly Avery Transnational Anticommunist Networks in Central America in the Late 1970s and Early 1980s Dr Tanya Harmer
Gullnaz Baig Resuscitating Radicalism: The Politics of the Quest for Daulah Islamiyah Dr Kirsten Schulze
Oliver Barton Britain, Arms Control, and Transatlantic Relations, 1981-87 Professor Matthew Jones
Yener Bayar Coming Soon Professor Marc David Baer
Daniel Berman Coming Soon Dr Svetozar Rajak
Bastiaan Bouwman The Human Rights Engagement of the Ecumenical Movement, 1948-1980: The World Council of Churches, Britain, and the Netherlands Professor Piers Ludlow
David Broder Bandiera Rossa: Communists in German-occupied Rome, 1943-44 Professor Vladislav Zubok
Andrew Capistrano The Spirit of the Washington Conference: Britain, Japan, and the United States, 1921-25 Dr Antony Best
Grace Carrington Understanding Decolonisation in Non-Sovereign States: Politics, Nationalism and Assimilation in French and British Caribbean Territories, 1945-1980 Dr Joanna Lewis
Liam Connell Colony, Dominion, Nation: Australasian Imperial Identities, 1892-1902 Dr Antony Best
Pedro Correa Martín-Arroyo From Sepharad to Freedom: Jewish Refugees and Rescue Operations in Spain and Portugal during the Holocaust, 1940-1945 Professor Paul Preston
Alexandre Dab Globalising national foreign policies: European Political Cooperation and the rise of a post-Cold War order, 1979-1981 Dr Piers Ludlow
Danielle Davenport Scope of belonging: The Uncertainty of Being Biracial or ‘Mixed Race’ in India and Zambia at the End of the British Empire Dr Joanna Lewis
Stavros Diamantopoulos Coming Soon Professor Piers Ludlow
Fadi Esber The Politics of Partition in French Mandate Syria, 1920-1936 Dr Kirsten Schulze
Caroline Green Morality and the end of empire Dr Joanna Lewis
Daniel Hardegger PhD Candidates in the Humanities in the late 19th/early 20th century in Berlin, London and at the Columbia University, New York Dr Antony Best
Benjamin Heckscher Coming Soon Professor Piers Ludlow
Michael Hemmersdorfer Competing for the Kaiser's ear. The struggle for control over Germany's England policy, 1898-1914. Professor David Stevenson
Anne Irfan An International Palestine: UNRWA and Palestinian Nationalism in the Refugee Camps, 1967-82 Dr Kirsten Schulze
Judith Jacob From Jihad to Hijrah and Back Again: The Ideological Evolution of Militant Islamist Movements in Indonesia Dr Kirsten Schulze
Vishnu Juwono Eradicating Corruption in Indonesia: A History of Governance Reform, Anti-Corruption Initiatives, and Democratisation in Post-Suharto Indonesia Dr Kirsten Schulze
Yorai Linenberg The experience of British and American Jewish prisoners of war in German captivity in World War II Dr Heather Jones
Seung Mo Kang The Crafting of the Treaty of Peace with Japan, 1945-1951 Dr Antony Best
Laza Kekic Coming Soon Dr Svetozar Rajak
William King British Intelligence and Defence Policy on Chemical and Biological Warfare, 1944-1963 Professor Matthew Jones
Kenneth Letcher The Revolt of the Generals: President Eisenhower and the U.S. Army, 1953-1958 Professor Steven Casey
Alexander Mayhew Making Sense of the Western Front: English Infantrymen’s Morale and Perception of Crisis during the Great War Dr Heather Jones and Professor David Stevenson
Hamish McDougall Cutting the Apron Strings?’ The Anglo-New Zealand Relationship during Britain’s Joining of the European Economic Community, 1970-85 Professor Piers Ludlow
Tommaso Milani 'Les Belles Années du Plan': Mixed Economy and Supranational Integration in European Socialism, 1930-1945 Professor Piers Ludlow &
Dr Heather Jones
Vinay Pathak Kufar in the Sunni World: Defining Islam in Contemporary Indonesia Dr Kirsten Schulze
Artemis Photiadou The Development of British Interrogation Policy Dr Heather Jones
Sean Quinn Agrarian Collectivisation in Catalonia and the Question of Power in the Spanish Revolution (July 1936 - June1937) Professor Paul Preston
Isami Sawai Between ‘Foreign Relations’ and ‘Diplomacy’: The Transformation of China and Japan’s Cultures of Foreign Policy-Making 1858-1881 Dr Antony Best
Isaac Scarborough On the Edges of Perestroika: Central Asia and the Experience of Glasnost Professor Vladislav Zubok
Max Skjönsberg Concepts of Party in Eighteenth-century British Political Thought Dr Tim Hochstrasser
Javiera Soto Hidalgo From Cuba and Vietnam to Chile: local political discourses and Cold War perceptions in Chile. 1958-1973 Dr Tanya Harmer
Amal Tarhuni Britain, the United States and the Radicalisation of Qaddafi's Libya 1969-1986 Dr Kirsten Schulze
Eline van Ommen Nicaraguan and Western European relations in the late 1970s and 1980s Dr Tanya Harmer & Professor Piers Ludlow
Thomas Wilkinson Youth in Colonial and Post-colonial Northern India 1885-1957 Dr Taylor Sherman

Recently graduated PhD students (2015-17)

PhD Graduate
Thesis Title Supervisor
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
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