Staff Profiles

These are the historians and researchers who are going to guide you through your training as a student of history!

We are a close-knit bunch at Gloucestershire, and pride ourselves on having a close, supportive relationship to our students. Our research interests vary greatly – from the stories of Soviet women to Victorian historiography and American blues music – but we all share an infectious enthusiasm for asking new questions about the past.

On each of the staff profiles, you can find a brief description of our main research and teaching interests, as well as proof that we have human lives beyond studying historical change! If you have any questions, you will also find staff contact details available here, as well as useful links on the home page of the blog.

milicth Professor Melanie Ilic is Professor of Soviet History. She teaches Russian and Soviet history and has a specialist interest in women’s history. | Read more
vmorrisroeth Dr Vicky Morrisroe is Senior Lecturer in History. With a specialist interest in nineteenth-century intellectual history, Vicky’s research focuses on the relationship(s) between race, religion, and politics. | Read more
coconnellth Dr Christian O’Connell is Senior Lecturer in History, concentrating primarily on 19th and 20th century American history, and Course Leader. | Read more
 Erin_Peters Dr Erin Peters is a Lecturer in Early Modern History and teaches a range of modules that covers the period c. 1450-1700. | Read more
nwynnth Professor Neil Wynn is Professor Emeritus of 20th Century American History; he has contributed chapters to various books, and written journal articles and reviews on African American and American history. | Read more
 David Howell  Dr David Howell is a lecturer in History and Heritage. This year he will be teaching courses on social conflict in the nineteenth century and crime, violence and disorder between 1640-1800. | Read more

 Past Staff

afrenchth Dr Anna French now lectures in Early Modern History at the University of Liverpool. At Gloucestershire, she taught and blogged about early modern history, offering modules focusing on the cultural, social and political histories of the early modern world.
irobertsonth Dr Iain Robertson is now a Reader at the University of the Highlands and Islands. He has published widely on two inter-linked areas, united by a keen interest in the historical geography of the Highlands of Scotland, and taught and blogged about related subjects.

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