Current Research Students

Research Student

Provisional Thesis Title


Ranji Alaaldin Shia Identity in Iraq Dr Kirsten Schulze|
Sara Al-Qaiwani The History of Women's Rights in the Middle East from 1880 to 1980: Rebellion, State Co-optation and Female Martyrdom Dr Kirsten Schulze|
Sarah Ashraf Rise of a Praetorian Military System and its Relationship with Islamic Militancy in Pakistan Dr Kirsten Schulze|
Aurelie Basha i Novosejt
Vietnam Withdrawal Plans in the Kennedy and Nixon administrations
Dr Steven Casey| & Professor Matthew Jones|
Daniel Berman Coming Soon Dr Svetozar Rajak|
Gary Blank British Foreign Policy and the Nigerian Civil War (1967-1970) Dr Joanna Lewis|
David Broder Bandiera Rossa: Communists in German-occupied Rome, 1943-44 Professor Alan Sked|
Jean-Luc Brunet Coming Soon Professor Alan Sked|
Maria Chen Wine, Identity, and Changing Political Relationships in France and the European Community: 1967-1980 Dr N. Piers Ludlow|
Zhong Chen Diplomatic Relations between the German Democratic Republic and the People's Republic of China in the 1980s: Conditions and Consequences Dr Kristina Spohr|
Rosalind Coffey British press reporting of empire and independence in Africa, 1959-65 Dr Joanna Lewis|
John Collins Anglo-American relations and post-war international drug diplomacy: A "special relationship"? Professor Nigel Ashton|

Vladimir Dobrenko

Institutions of Peace for the Cold War:

The History of the Soviet Committee for the Defence of Peace and its Affiliated Institutions, 1949-1991

Professor Arne Westad|
Oliver Elliott American war journalism in Korea and Vietnam Dr Steven Casey|
Scott Gilfillan Convenient Imperialism: Britain and France in Tokugawa Japan, 1858-1869 Dr Antony Best|
Jonas Gjersø

The Evolving Motives of British Policy in East Africa, 1877-1896

Dr Joanna Lewis| 
Benedict Greening Conservative Politics in the British Caribbean during the period of de-colonialisation, 1950-1980 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 Professor Alan Sked|
Anton Harder Sino-Indian Relations, 1947-1962
Professor Arne Westad|
Cornelis Heere The British Empire and the Challenge of Japan, 1904-1911 Dr Antony Best|
Michael Hemmersdorfer Competing for the Kaiser's ear. The struggle for control over Germany's England policy, 1898-1914. Professor Alan Sked|
Paul Horsler There can be no doubt he united the country Professor David Stevenson|
Vishnu Juwono The Politics of Institutional Reform in Indonesia: Comparative Study between President Soeharto Era (1965 – 1998) and Post-Soeharto Era (1998 – 2014) Dr Kirsten Schulze|
Serkan Kececi The Grand (Imperial) Strategy of the Russian Empire in the Caucasus and Transcaucasia against Its Southern Rivals (1820-1833) Professor Dominic Lieven|
Jin Lim 'Children of the Dragon': Tan Kah Kee, the Overseas Chinese, and New China, 1949-1961 Professor Arne Westad|
Andrea Mason Britain and the Establishment of Communism in Poland, 1943-1948 Professor Anita Prazmowska|
Corina Mavrodin Romanian foreign policy, 1956-1969 Professor Arne Westad|
Tommaso Milani 'Les Belles Années du Plan': Mixed Economy and Supranational Integration in European Socialism, 1930-1945 Dr Piers Ludlow|
Dr Heather Jones (2013-2014)|
Pete Millwood The Sino-American Bilateral Exchange Program and US Support for China’s Reform and Opening, 1969-1989 Professor Arne Westad|
Mahon Murphy German Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees in the Extra-European Theatre of the First World War Professor David Stevenson|
Mark O'Connor Imperial Justice at the Sunset of Empire: A Study of the Evolving Role and Ideology of the British Colonial Legal Service 1933 - 1966 Dr Joanna Lewis|
Chris Parkes The Welles of Loneliness”: Sumner Welles and the Creation of U.S. Foreign Policy Dr Steven Casey|
Nabila Ramdani The Rise of Egyptian Nationalism: The Case of the 1919 Revolution Dr Kirsten Schulze|

Aaron Rietkerk

Anglo-American-UN relations in the Middle East from 1956-1960

Professor Nigel Ashton|
Laura Ryseck Nation-building and National Identity in Multi-ethnic States: A Comparative Study of the Cases of Lebanon and Eritrea, 1941-1991' Dr Kirsten Schulze|
Bastian Matteo Scianna

Italiani Bravi Soldati? Italian Military Culture after 1945 in a European context

Professor Sönke Neitzel|
Charles Sorrie Censorship in France, 1917-18 Professor David Stevenson|
Yu Suzuki

Exploring the Origins of Alliance: Anglo-Japanese Diplomacy in Late Nineteenth Century.

Dr Antony Best|
Amal Tarhuni Britain, the United States and the Radicalisation of Qaddafi's Libya 1969-1986 Dr Kirsten Schulze| & Professor Arne Westad|
Natalia Telepneva
Soviet relations with national-liberation movements, 1961-76 Professor Odd Arne Westad|
Tobias Thiel

Contentious Politics, Collective Memory and Political Violence in post-Unification Yemen

Dr Kirsten Schulze|
Simon Toner Modernization and Nation-Building in South Vietnam, 1968-76 Professor Arne Westad|
Weston Ullrich American Foreign Policy and de-Stalinisation, 1953-56 Dr Steven Casey|
Pinar Ure At the Intersection of Science and Politics: Russian Archaeological Institute in Constantinople (1894-1914) Professor Dominic Lieven|
Corrin Varady Islamisation of Sunni Muslims in Lebanon: The Evolution of fundamentalism in a sectarian context Dr Kirsten Schulze|
Takahiro Yamamoto

Collective Constructions: The establishment of borders and the emergence of modern Japanese state, 1861-1875

Dr Antony Best|