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Three new lecturers join the Department

Posted on 3 May 2016

We are delighted that three new lecturers will join us in the Autumn

The History Department will welcome three new lecturers for the start of the new academic year. 

Dr Amanda Behm (Lecturer in Modern British History) completed her PhD at Yale University and has continued there as a lecturer in the Department of History and as Associate Director of International Security Studies. She is an expert in British colonial and imperial history. Her PhD, which she is currently preparing for publication, explored the contours of historical thought and political identity in late-imperial Britain, and their implications for the postcolonial world.

Dr Emilie Murphy (Lecturer in Early Modern British History), completed her BA, MA, and PhD at York. Since completing her PhD, she has held teaching and research positions at KCL and the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her work focusses on the cultural and religious history of early modern Britain. She is the co-editor of Sensing the Sacred: Religion and the Senses in Medieval and Early Modern Culture (2016).

Dr Laura Stewart (Lecturer Early Modern British History), was educated in Scotland (St Andrew’s and the University of Edinburgh) and is currently Senior Lecturer in Early Modern British History at Birkbeck, University of London. She has worked extensively on the political culture of early modern Scotland and Britain and is the author of Urban Politics and the British Civil Wars (2006)  and Rethinking the Scottish Revolution (2016).

On behalf of the department, Dr Henrice Altink (Head of Department) commented that “we are delighted to welcome all of our new appointees; they bring a wealth of research expertise to the department and will offer attractive and exciting modules at the BA and MA level that will complement our teaching portfolio.”