Dr Andrea Mason

Dr Andrea Mason

LSE Teaching Fellow

Department of International History

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Key Expertise
British Foreign Policy, Eastern Europe, Cold War

About me

My research focuses on British policy towards Eastern Europe during the Second World War and the early years of the Cold War, with a particular emphasis on Anglo-Polish relations. My first book, British Policy Towards Poland, 1944-1956 was published by Palgrave Macmillan in December 2018. My next research project concerns the British response to the post-WWII refugee crisis.

I completed my PhD at the LSE in September 2014. My doctoral research was funded by the LSE Department of International History, the Universities UK Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme, and the Fondation Desjardins. Prior to my PhD, I studied literature and history at McGill University in Montréal, Québec, Canada, where I received my BA and MA degrees.

Expertise Details

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


Dr Andrea Mason teaches the following courses in the Department:

At undergraduate level:

HY232: War, Genocide and Nation-Building. The History of South-Eastern Europe, 1914-1990




  • ‘Britain, Poland and the Future of Germany’, Dimensions of Polish-German Cooperation in the Field of Security: Assessing 25 Years of Common Experience, University of Warsaw/University of Bonn, Warsaw, May 2016
  • ‘The Flight of Stanisław Mikołajczyk and Maria Buyno: The Conclusion of Britain’s Commitment to Poland’, Jagiellonian University/Polski Uniwersytet na Obczyźnie [Polish University Abroad], London, April 2016
  • ‘Framing Europe: The Rise of Euroscepticism in the British Popular Press’, L’Europe dans les médias en ligne, L’Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Paris, May 2015


Dr Andrea Mason has won the following teaching awards:

  • LSE Class Teacher Award - Co-Recipient of the Martin Abel Gonzalez Prize Winner 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
  • Students’ Union Teaching Excellence Awards commendations 2014, 2015, 2017.