History BA (Hons) academic staff
History staff at DMU are renowned nationally and internationally for the quality of their teaching and research. You will be taught by experts in their field, the people who are writing the books you are reading. Alongside specialists on the History of Britain, Europe, America and South-East Asia, members of the internationally acclaimed International Centre for Sports History and Culture and Photographic History Research Centres also lecture on the course. Staff work hard to ensure that the student experience is a lively, dynamic and stimulating one. Feedback on teaching is very positive and on several occasions History staff have won awards for the quality of their lecturing, feedback, personal tutoring and student support:
Dr Neil Carter
Senior Research Fellow in the International Centre for Sports History and Culture with an interest in the history of the football manager and sports medicine.
Dr Dave Dee
Senior Lecturer in Modern History with research interests in the history of ethnicity and immigration in Western society and British sport history.
Dr Beatriz Pichel
Research Fellow in the Photographic History Research Centre and a specialist on the history and theory of photography, the history of emotions and the medical humanities
Dr Sophie Brockmann
VC2020 Lecturer in History who specialises in history of science and Latin American history. She is the admissions tutor for the BA History (single and joint honours) degree programmes.
Professor Rob Colls
Professor of Cultural History in the International Centre for Sports History and Culture. Expert in English History.
Dr Kenneth Morrison
Professor in Modern Southeast European History and a leading specialist in the history and politics of Yugoslavia and its successor states.
Professor Panikos Panayi
Leading authority on the history of immigration and ethnic minorities and programme leader in history.
Dr Gil Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow in the Photographic History Research Centre. An Historian of photography who specialises in photography/photographic practices and nation-state ideologies (especially Middle-East/Israel), conflicts and war.
Professor Martin Polley
Director of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture. Expert on British and European sports History, the Olympics and Historical methodologies.
Professor Matthew Taylor
A specialist in the history of football, where he has published three books and a member of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture.
Dr Pippa Virdee
Senior Lecturer in South Asian History who works on the history of population displacement in south Asia and is a leading expert on the history of Pakistan
Dr Kelley Wilder
A member of the Photoographic History Research Centre. A specialist in nineteenth century and early twentieth century photographic history as well as the history of science and visual culture.