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Enrico Acciai, Marie Curie Fellow

+44 (0)113 34 39472

Dr Acciai is a Marie Curie Fellow with interests in war volunteering, Spanish Civil War, Antifascism, Anarchism, Spanish and Italian history in the twentieth-century.
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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, Associate Professor 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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Nir Arielli, Associate Professor of International History Director of International History and Politics

0113 34 30227

Associate Professor of International History
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Simon Ball, Chair of International History and Politics Director of Research in History

(0)113 343 1094

Chair of International History and Politics
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Alex Bamji, Associate Professor of Early Modern History

+44 (0)113 34 33602

Early modern Italy; cultural, religious and urban history; history of medicine.
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Manuel Barcia, Professor of Latin American History Pro-Dean International. Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

0113 343 4476

African slavery and slave trade in the Atlantic World; forms of slave resistance in the Americas (particularly Cuba and Brazil).
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Sara Barker, Lecturer in Early Modern History

+44 (0)113 343 8400

Early Modern France, especially late sixteenth and early seventeenth century: history of printing, books and news, particularly international works and translation; the European Reformation.
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Julia Barrow, 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, and Professor of Business History

+44 (0)113 34 33613

Global, British, and American business history with a cultural twist; consumer society in the US and UK; history of design, innovation, fashion, colour, marketing, and retailing; the chemical industry
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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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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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Cathy Coombs, Lecturer in History (Teaching/Scholarship); Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence Teaching Enhancement Project Co-Leader

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; innovative pedagogy and assessment; student support
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Gina Denton, Lecturer in U.S. History

+44 (0)113 343 0677

Modern U.S. History; Women’s and Gender History; African American History; Social Protest Movements; the Long 1960s; Maternalist Movements; Feminist Histories and Archives
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Kate Dossett, Associate Professor of U.S. History

+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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Claire Eldridge, Associate Professor in Modern European History

History of modern France & the French empire; history of colonial & postcolonial Algeria; histories of immigration & race in France; memory studies; history of settler colonialism; the First World War
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Sean Fear, Lecturer in International History and Politics

0113 3439472

Vietnam, Southeast Asia, Global Cold War, United States Foreign Relations
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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 theory to 1300; Abelard's works for Heloise's Paraclete; 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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Simon Hall, Professor of Modern 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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James Harris, Professor 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, Associate Professor of Imperial History; Director of Postgraduate Research

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, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3592

Medieval European and British religious history 12-15th c.; monasticism, frontiers and borders in medieval Europe.
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Jonathan Jarrett, Lecturer in Early Medieval History

0113 343 6745

Power and authority in the medieval world, especially on frontiers; the Frankish frontier in Spain (Catalonia), the Carolingian Empire, coinage and numismatics, diplomatic and humanities computing
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Laura King, Associate Professor of Modern British History

0113 3439626

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, Lecturer in Modern British History.

+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, Head of School of History; Professor in 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, Associate Professor 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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Fraser McNair, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow

Territorial principalities, ideological bases of claims about authority, development of medieval political thought, problems of medieval biography, life histories and long term change processes.
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Alexia Moncrieff, Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Men, Women & Care Project

Medical care in and after the First World War; History of Sexuality; Gender History; Imperial History; 20th Century Australia
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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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Guy Perry, Teaching Fellow in Medieval History and Deputy Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3601

French-speaking aristocracy, the Mediterranean and the Crusades
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Katherine Rawling, Wellcome Trust ISSF Fellow in Medical Humanities

My research project Photomania: Anxiety, The Camera, and Diseases of Modernity in Britain examines the relationship between photography and health and well-being from 1850 onwards.
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Adam Richardson, Teaching Fellow in International History

+44 (0)113 343 1526

International History between the wars; the British Foreign Office 1918-1950; British foreign policy; Britain and Europe
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Jonathan Saha, Associate Professor of Southeast Asian History

+44 (0)113 34 33544

Nineteenth and twentieth-century colonialism in Southeast Asia, focusing particularly on British Burma
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Trevor Russell Smith, Leeds Humanities Research Institute Short-Term Postdoctoral Fellow

National identity; chronicle writing; intellectual history; ethics of war
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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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Rachel E. Utley, Associate Professor 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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