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Research students

Research students grouped by 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



William Mitchell

William Mitchell

Europe as a Frame of Reference in the Tory and Whig Parties, 1685-1715

Supervisor: Dr Paul Stock

Conflict and Identity in Europe since the 18th Century 

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Daniel Berman

Provisional thesis title to be confirmed

Supervisor: Dr Svetozar Rajak



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Stavros Diamantopoulos

The Greek problem and the EC in the 1980s

Supervisor: Professor Piers Ludlow



Sinan Ekim

Sinan Ekim

Towards a “New” Turkishness: Islam, Education and the Making of the “Good Citizen” in the 1950s

Supervisor: Professor Marc David Baer



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Peter Farrell-Vinay

The evolution of battle planning by the British Army on the Western Front 1914-1918

Supervisor: Professor David Stevenson



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Benjamin Heckscher

Provisional thesis title to be confirmed

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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Jan Kozdra

The struggle between nationalism and communism in Poland between 1956 and 1971

Supervisor: Professor Anita Prazmowska



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Yorai Linenberg

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

Supervisor: Professor Steven Casey; Dr David Motadel and Dr Heather Jones (external)



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Artemis Photiadou

The Development of British Interrogation Policy

Supervisor: Dr Joanna Lewis and Dr Heather Jones (external)



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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



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Ben Sayle

The Radical Autoritaire' The Edwardian Radical Right 1903-1923

Supervisor: Professor David Stevenson

Modern World History

Katherine Arnold

Katherine Arnold

Between Europe and the World: German Naturalists in the Cape Colony, 1652-1871

Supervisor: Dr Joanna Lewis and Dr David Motadel

 



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Gullnaz Baig

Resuscitating Radicalism: The Politics of the Quest for Daulah Islamiyah

Supervisor: Dr Kirsten Schulze

 



Bhattacharya

Medha Bhattachrya

An Examination of the Hindi and Bengali Movements in South Asia (1930-1971)

Supervisor: Dr Taylor Sherman

 



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

 



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Caroline Cox

Interracial-Intimacy and Imperialism: A Comparison of German and British Colonies in Africa, 1860-1920

Superisor: Dr Joanna Lewis and Dr Imaobong Umoren



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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Roger Enock

Resolution 181. An Analysis of the Decision Making Process within the United Nations that Led to the Resolution in 1947 to Partition Palestine

Supervisor: Dr Kirsten Schulze



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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



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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Gaurav Sud

Provisional thesis title to be confirmed

Supervisor: Dr Joanna Lewis



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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



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Rishika Yadav

Neglected Legacies: Non-White South Africans serving in the Second World War

Supervisor: Dr Joanna Lewis

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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Charlotte Eaton

The Spanish Civil War in Latin America: The case of the Catalan Exiles

Supervisor: Dr Tanya Harmer



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Kenneth Letcher

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

Supervisor: Professor Steven Casey



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Fionntan O’Hara

Provisional thesis title to be confirmed

Supervisor: Dr Tanya Harmer



Alexandra Penler

Alexandra Penler

The Quiet Diplomat: Diplomat's Wives and the Origins of Public Diplomacy, 1924-1980

Supervisor: Professor Matthew Jones

Contemporary International History and the Global Cold War

Oliver Barton

Oliver Barton

Dual Track Diplomacy: Britain, Intermediate Nuclear Forces, and Transatlantic Relations, 1977-87

Supervisor: Professor Matthew Jones



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Arnaud Balner

Robert Marjolin, European civil Servant (1948-1967)

Supervisor: Professor Piers Ludlow



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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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Grant Golub

Freedom from Fear: Henry L. Stimson and his Second World War, 1940-1945

Supervisor: Professor Matthew Jones



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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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Marral Shamshiri-Fard

Resisting Marxism and Imperialism in the Persian Gulf: Political Alliances and Revolutionary Transnationalism, 1965 – 1979

Supervisor: Dr Roham Alvandi



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 (2015-19)

PhD Graduate
Thesis Title Supervisor
Grace Carrington (2019) Non-Sovereign States in the era of Decolonization: Politics, Nationalism, and Assimilation in French and British Caribbean Territories, 1945-80 Dr Joanna Lewis
William King (2019) The British Nerve Agent Debate: Acquisition, Deterrence and Disarmament, 1945-1976 Professor Matthew Jones
Pedro Correa Martín-Arroyo (2019) Europe's Bottleneck: The Iberian Peninsula and the Jewish Refugee Crisis, 1933-1944 Professor Paul Preston
Anne Irfan (2019) Internationalising Palestine: UNRWA and Palestinian Nationalism in the Refugee Camps, 1967-82 Dr Kirsten Schulze
Alex Mayhew (2019) Making sense of the Western Front: English infantrymen’s morale and perception of crisis during the Great War Professor David Stevenson and Dr Heather Jones
Bastiaan Bouwman (2019) Universal Rights in a Divided World: The Human Rights Engagement of the World Council of Churches from the 1940s to the 1970s Professor Piers Ludlow
Isaac Scarborough (2018) The Extremes it Takes to Survive: Tajikistan and the Collapse of the Soviet Union, 1985-1992 Professor Vladislav Zubok
Sarah Ashraf (2018) Of Military and Militancy: Praetorianism and Islam in Pakistan Dr Kirsten Schulze
Daniel Hardegger (2018) PhD Candidates in Berlin and at Columbia, New York City, 1871-1913 Dr Antony Best
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