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
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
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
Grace Carrington Identity in British and French Colonies in the Caribbean 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 Mixed Race in India and Zambia at the End of the British Empire Dr Joanna Lewis
Scott Gilfillan Enclave Empires: Britain, France and the Treaty-Port System in Japan, 1858-1868 Dr Antony Best
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 Foreign Affairs: The Formation of the Jemaah Islamiyah and the Rise of the Global Jihadist Movement 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
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 The Power of Perception: Englishmen's Morale on the Western Front, 1914-1918 Dr Heather Jones
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 Coming Soon Professor Paul Preston
Isawi Sawai ‘Foreign Relations’ to ‘Diplomacy’?: Transformation of China’s and Japan’s Culture of Foreign Relations around Tongzhi and Meiji Restoration 1861-1880 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 Coming Soon Dr Tanya Harmer
Ian Stewart Celtic nationalism and the pan-Celtic movement in Britain, Ireland and France, c. 1860-1920 Dr Heather Jones
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

Recently graduated PhD students (2015-17)

PhD Graduate
Thesis Title Supervisor
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