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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

The Idea of Europe in Williamite Whig Thought & Politics, 1685-1705

Supervisor: Dr Paul Stock



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Xiwen Yang

Provisional thesis title to be confirmed

Supervisor: Professor Marc David Baer

Conflict and Identity in Europe since the 18th Century 

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Matthew Cockerill

Provisional thesis title to be confirmed

Supervisor: Dr David Motadel



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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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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

Security, modernity and cohesion. Poland’s quest for socialist independence, 1956-1970

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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Ryoya Mizuno

Provisional thesis title to be confirmed

Supervisor: Dr Dina Gusejnova



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Omar Nasr

Before ‘Gastarbeiter’: The Institutional, Intellectual and Social history of Muslims in Austria from 1918 to the 1960’s

Supervisor: Dr David Motadel and Professor Marc David Baer



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Michele Pajero

Provisional thesis title to be confirmed

Supervisor: Dr David Motadel



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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



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Jonathan Slater

Provisional thesis title to be confirmed

Supervisor: Professor David Stevenson



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Edoardo Vaccari

Provisional thesis title to be confirmed

Supervisor: Dr Dina Gusejnova

Modern World History

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Maliha Ahmed

Bangladesh’s Path to Recognition, 1971-1974

Supervisor: Dr Taylor C. Sherman



Katherine Arnold

Katherine Arnold

German Natural History Collectors in Southern Africa, 1815-1867

Supervisor: Dr Joanna Lewis and Dr David Motadel

 



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Armand Azra bin Azlira

The End of Anticolonialism in Malaysia: From the British Recolonisation of Malaya to the 1969 Race Riots, c.1945-1969

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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Mairead Costello

Global Pilgrims: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the British Empire, c. 1869-1914

Supervisor: Dr David Motadel



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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



Frahm

Liam Frahm

A Welcome Return? Britain and the Former Far Eastern Prisoners of War, 1945-54

Supervisor: Dr Antony Best



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Jonathan Franco

The Peacekeeping Role of the United Nations in the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Supervisor: Dr Kirsten Schulze



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Celine Mitchell

French Algerian Hip-Hop: The Convergence of Colonialism, Islam, Racism, Poverty and Violence

Supervisor: Dr Joanna Lewis



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Fergus Richardson-Soar

“This is Zambia, a land of W.I.T.C.H”: The Zamrock movement, identity, social change and transnational countercultures in independent Zambia in the long seventies.

Supervisor: Dr Joanna Lewis and Dr Tim Gibbs (UCL)



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



Thomas WIlkinson

Tom Wilkinson

Youth in Colonial and Post-colonial Northern India 1885-1957

Supervisor: Dr Taylor Sherman



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Rishika Yadav

For King and Empire: South Africa’s Coloured, Indian and Malay soldiers and the Second World War, 1940-49

Supervisor: Dr Joanna Lewis

The Americas in World History

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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 Mirror: Colombian national identities, the Spanish civil war and its legacies, 1936-1946

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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Fionntán O’Hara

Humanitarianism and the Cold War: Refugees in Honduras during the 1980s

Supervisor: Dr Tanya Harmer



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Alexandra Penler

The Quiet Diplomats: American Diplomatic Wives and Public Diplomacy, 1945-1972

Supervisor: Professor Matthew Jones

Contemporary International History and the Global Cold War

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Arnaud Balner

Robert Marjolin, European civil Servant (1948-1967)

Supervisor: Professor Piers Ludlow



Oliver Barton

Oliver Barton

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

Supervisor: Professor Matthew Jones



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Grant Golub

Henry L. Stimson, the War Department, and the Politics of American Grand Strategy during the Second World War

Supervisor: Professor Matthew Jones



Gordon

Bernard Gordon

Case studies on the UK and the European Investment Bank (EIB) - 1973-2019

Supervisor: Professor Piers Ludlow



Hawn

Jeffrey Hawn Jr

Understanding Black October: how the Russian Constitutional Crisis and the period leading up to it shaped modern Russia

Supervisor: Professor Vladislav Zubok



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Richard Hutton

Whitehall and the Man on the Spot: Strategies to Protect and Project British Power in the Interwar Far East

Supervisor: Professor Matthew Jones and Professor Antony Best



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Chloe Mayoux

A Place in the World: Negotiating Nuclear Power During African Decolonisation (1958-1963)

Supervisor: Professor Matthew Jones



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Hamish McDougall

Staying Alive: New Zealand, Britain and European Integration, 1960-85

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: Professor John Chalcraft (LSE Government), Dr Siavush Randjbar-Daemi (St. Andrews History), Dr Sara Salem (LSE Sociology)

Recently graduated PhD students (2015-21)

PhD Graduate
Thesis Title Supervisor
Benjamin Heckscher (2021) TBC Professor Piers Ludlow
Judith Jacob (2021) From Kartosuwiryo to Sungkar: The evolving ideology of Indonesia’s Darul Islam movement, 1928-1993 Dr Kirsten Schulze
Alexandre Dab (2021) Going beyond declaratory diplomacy: France, Britain, transatlantic relations, and the European Community’s diplomatic initiative to the Middle East, 1978-1982 Professor Piers Ludlow
Gaurav Sud (2021) Disinvestment? Out of the question. Managing German business subsidiaries in apartheid South Africa during the tenure of P.W. Botha, 1978-1989 Dr Joanna Lewis
Seung Mo Kang (2021) The crafting of the Treaty of Peace with Japan, 1945-1951 Dr Antony Best
Daniel Berman (2020) Playing the patron: Croatian-American relations and the development of American policy in Yugoslavia, 1989-1995 Dr Svetozar Rajak
Caroline Green (2020) The impact of colonialism on human rights diplomacy: Britain’s colonial legacy and the UN agenda for the advancement of women, 1950-75 Dr Joanna Lewis
Amal Tarhuni Mezughi (2019) The United States, Britain and Qadhafi’s Libya: revisiting the road to confrontation, 1969–1986 Dr Kirsten Schulze
Eline van Ommen (2019) Sandinistas Go Global: Nicaragua and Western Europe, 1977-1990 Dr Tanya Harmer and Professor Piers Ludlow
Artemis Photiadou (2019) British interrogation culture from war to peace, 1939-1948 Dr Joanna Lewis and Dr Heather Jones (external)
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