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Holger Afflerbach, Professor of Central European History

+44 (0) 113 34 36457

German, Italian and Austrian history 19th / 20th centuries; History of International Relations; Military history of the First and Second World Wars; Naval and Atlantic History
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Peter Anderson, Lecturer in Twentieth Century European History.

Dr. Peter Anderson is a specialist in the history and memory of the Spanish Civil War with particular interests in political violence, complicity, humanitarianism and the International Brigades.
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Alex Bamji, Lecturer in Early Modern History Director of Admissions for the School of History

+44 (0)113 34 33602

Early modern Italy; cultural, religious and urban history; history of medicine.
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Julia Barrow, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies / Professor in Medieval Studies

+44 (0)113 343 4394

Medieval ecclesiastical history 8th-13th century (particularly England); clergy; bishops and episcopal administration; charters; forged charters; historical writing.
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Regina Lee Blaszczyk, Leadership Chair in the History of Business and Society

+44 (0)113 34 33613

The history of business, society and culture; history of innovation; consumer culture in comparative perspective; history of design, fashion, colour, and retailing.
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Melanie Brunner, Lecturer in Medieval Studies / Project Editor, International Medieval Bibliography

+44 (0)113 343 3615

Lecturer in Medieval Studies and Project Editor, International Medieval Bibliography.
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Say Burgin, Lecturer in American History Director, MA Race & Resistance

+44 (0)113 34 34476

Race, gender, power and knowledge; African American History; Social movement history; Civil Rights and Black Power; Women’s Liberation
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Adam Cathcart, Lecturer in Chinese History

+44 (0)113 34 33585

Specialises in contemporary Chinese history, with a geographic focus on Manchuria and research emphasis on Northeast Asian interactions in the early Cold War (1945-1960).
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Jesús F. Cháirez-Garza, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

+44 (0)113 343 9730

Global intellectual history; late colonial India; untouchability; caste; Dalit studies, modern Mexico, pragmatism; race; mestizaje; nationalism, space, violence, affect and emotion.
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Marta Cobb, Teaching Fellow / Senior Congress Officer, International Medieval Congress

Late Middle English literature, especially Langland, Chaucer and Chaucer reception, Female mysticism, including Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich, Heritage management and education, The portrayal of witchcraft in literature, medieval to modern
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Catherine Coombs, Teaching Fellow in Modern Indian and Colonial History

0113 343 3159

Modern Indian History; the colonial state and the end of empire; memory and narrative of partition; Indian Civil Service notions of masculinity.
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Kirsty Day, Teaching Fellow in Medieval History

The Religious Orders, esp. the Franciscan Order; East-Central Europe; Historiography of the Religious Orders;Medieval Monasticism; Nuns; Women's History; Gender History;Dynastic religious institutions
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Gina Denton, Teaching Fellow in U.S. History

+44 (0)113 343 0677

Modern U.S. History; Women’s and Gender History; African American History; Social Protest Movements; Maternalist Movements Since the Sixties; Feminist Archives
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Kate Dossett, Senior Lecturer in American History; Director of Postgraduate Research

+44 (0)113 34 33288

Women and Gender History; U.S. History; African American History; The Harlem Renaissance; Black Theatre; Feminist Archives
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Shane Doyle, Senior Lecturer in Modern African History

+44 (0)113 34 33655

Modern African History; Imperial History; Demographic History; Medical History; Environmental History; History of Sexuality
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William Flynn, Lecturer in Medieval Latin

+44 (0)113 343 3723

Interactions among liturgy, music and theology; elementary music and grammar instruction to 1200; music and Latin palaeography; music theory to 1300; Hildegard of Bingen.
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Matthew Frank, Associate Professor in International History

+44 (0)113 34 34470

20th Century European History, esp. Central and Eastern Europe; Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War; Politics of forced migration: ethnic cleansing and population transfers;
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William Gould, Professor of Indian History

0113 343 3612

Modern Indian History; Hindu nationalism, the Congress in north India, corruption/anti-corruption and the state in India, 'Criminal/Denotified Tribes'
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Simon J. D. Green, Professor of Modern History

+44 (0)113 34 33604

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain; Yorkshire and the North; religious history; intellectual history
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Barbara Hahn, Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow

+44 (0)7501877506

As a research fellow 'Rethinking Textiles', my principal interests are in the History of technology, the Industrial Revolution, U.S. South and British history, and Business and Economic History.
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Simon Hall, Senior Lecturer in American History; Head of School of History

+44 (0)113 34 33596

History of the United States; the American South; the civil rights movement; post-1945 social and political history.
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Raphael Hallett, Associate Professor in Early Modern History

+44 (0)113 34 33588

Early Modern Intellectual and Cultural History; The Scientific Revolution; Religious Competition and Co-operation in Europe 1500-1750; Critical Theory and Historiography
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James Harris, Senior Lecturer in Modern European History

+44 (0)113 34 33591

Modern Russian History; The Stalinist political system; Interwar Europe; Anti-liberal ideas
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Will Jackson, Lecturer in Imperial History

0113 343 8546

Imperial history; Settler colonial history; African history; Decolonisation; History of the Emotions; History of Psychiatry
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Emilia Jamroziak, Professor of Medieval Religious History

+44 (0)113 343 3592

Medieval British and European religious history 12-15th c.; Cistercian order, frontiers and borders in medieval Europe.
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Laura King, University Academic Fellow in Health, Family and the Everyday

0113 3439626

University Academic Fellow with interests in the history of health, gender, the family and the life cycle in everyday life in twentieth-century Britain
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Kevin Linch, Associate Professor of Modern History

+44 (0)113 34 33584

War, society, and culture in Britain 1688-1840; Britain’s armed forces; conflicts in the long eighteenth century, especially the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
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Graham Loud, Professor of Medieval History;

+44 (0)113 343 3601

The Normans in southern Italy (and more generally south Italian history 10-13th century, especially social and ecclesiastical); papal history and Italian ecclesiastical history,10th-13th centuries.
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Alan MacLeod, Teaching Fellow in Modern British History and Research Fellow on AHRC Cultures of Intelligence Project.

+44 (0)113 34 32892

Twentieth century British history; history of the British intelligence services; the conflict in Northern Ireland; post-war British politics.
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Andrea Major, 'Associate Professor in British Colonial History'

+44 (0)113 34 31829

British Colonial and South Asian History; East India Company; sati (suttee); slavery and abolition; social and gender issues; colonial philanthropy, Indian indentured labour.
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Iona McCleery, Lecturer in Medieval History

+44 (0)113 343 4500

Medieval Iberian History; history of medieval medicine; healing miracles; medieval food and eating.
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Alan V. Murray, Senior Lecturer in Medieval Studies and Editorial Director, International Medieval Bibliography

+44 (0)113 343 3617

The Crusades and the Latin East; Medieval Warfare, Tournaments and Chivalry; The Medieval Baltic Region; History and Literature of Medieval Germany.
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Jonathan Saha, University Academic Fellow in Race and Empire

Nineteenth and twentieth-century colonialism in Southeast Asia, focusing particularly on British Burma
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Edward Spiers, Professor of Strategic Studies

+44 (0)113 34 33581

Army and society in the 19th and 20th centuries; Contemporary strategic thought; Chemical and biological warfare
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Martin Thornton, Senior Lecturer in International History and Politics

+44 (0)113 34 33600

North America and foreign policy in the 20th century; Imperial and Colonial History as related to Canada and Great Britain.
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Robert Upton, Teaching Fellow in Indian History

Teaching Fellow in Indian History
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Rachel E. Utley, Lecturer in International History

+44 (0)113 34 33609

UK foreign policy under Margaret Thatcher; French and European security and defence policies; French external relations and military interventions during the Fifth Republic; Peace operations
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Geoffrey Waddington, Senior Lecturer in International History

+44 (0)113 34 33605

International history between the wars; German foreign policy 1933-1945; Axis diplomacy in World War Two
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