I teach at Sheffield Hallam University, and have done so since 2005. I currently teach undergraduates and postgraduates at all levels. I am fortunate that virtually all of my teaching is research-led and closely aligned with my research interests. I deliver about 40 hours of lectures each academic year, which takes a lot of preparation - and stamina as most of them are 2 hour lectures(!).


I teach on two first year modules, 'Enlightenment and Revolutions, c.1760-1870', and 'The Making of Modern Britain, 1780-1918'. My own module on 'Enlightenment' allows me to situate my research on British popular politics and protest in the broader context of the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution, and I have learnt a great deal from teaching American and European history. I also teach a third year special subject on Chartism.


My teaching will change slightly over the next few years to align with my developing research interests and new strategic priorities at my institution. 


I welcome applications from students for both masters by research and PhD degrees, to study with me at Sheffield Hallam. I can offer supervision in the following areas of modern British history in the 'long' nineteenth century (c.1760-1914):

  • popular politics (e.g. political movements, electoral politics, pressure groups)

  • protest and work (e.g. industrial/urban, agricultural/rural, textile workers, artisans, factory workers)

  • high politics (e.g. party politics, leaders, policy, parliament, electoral reform)

  • political communication and political culture (e.g. visual and material culture, the press, ephemera)

  • the politics of gender, esp. political masculinities (e.g. working-class masculinity, public men)

  • area studies on any of the above themes (English, British, Irish, and local and regional case studies, esp. Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, East Midlands)

  • I am particularly keen to hear from students who are interested in exploring any of the above topics/themes in a transatlantic context, or in ways that integrate, compare or rehink Anglo-Irish relations 

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