Career

Fall 2014 –
Marcel Bataillon Visiting Chair in French Historiography, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Lecturer, Department of History, Yale University

  • Undergraduate courses taught: HIST 236Ja – A comparative history of the First World War, 1912-1923

Sep 2013 –
Associate Professor in Modern European History, University of Warwick

  • Undergraduate courses taught:

Special Subject: “A comparative history of the First World War, 1912-1923”; “Farewells to arms? War in Modern European History (1815-2015)”; “Modern catastrophes. Disasters and urban reconstruction from 1906 to the present”; “Making History”

  • Research supervision:

PhD in Modern History
Ms R. Crites, The continuation of war by other means: domestic violence in Britain, 1914-1936
AHRC Studentship

Jan 2013 – April 2016
Marie Curie Research Fellow, Yale University (2013-2014) / Trinity College, Dublin (2015-2016)

Oct 2009 – Aug 2013
Senior Lecturer in History, School of History and Cultures, University of Birmingham
(Promoted from Lecturer in 2011)

  • Undergraduate courses taught:

“War, Armed Forces, and Society”; “Practising History”; “Group Research”; “Reviewing History”; “Historical Reflections”; Special Subjects: “A Comparative History of the First World War, 1912-1923”; “The British Army on the Western Front”; Optional Unit: “France. From the Popular Front to the Liberation”

* Nominated for Outstanding Personal Tutor Award, 2011-2012*

  • Postgraduate courses:

Research Skills”, “Bullets and Billets”, MA in First World War Studies

Guest Lecturer, Europaeum M.A. Programme in European History, Universities of Leiden, Oxford and Paris I –Sorbonne

Visiting Lecturer, Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris, Masters Programme (2009-2010) – “A cultural history of contemporary warfare, 20th & 21st centuries.”

  • Research supervision

PhD in Modern History
Mr R. Deeks, Rank and leadership in the British Expeditionary Force, 1914-1918 – Start date: Oct 2010
Mrs C. Morelon, Imperial mobilization and national upheaval: the war experience in Prague, 1914-1920 (AHRC Studentship & College Scholarship) – Start date: Oct 2010

MA in Modern and Contemporary History
MA in Social Research

  • Administrative duties:

Admissions Tutor ; Member of the School Executive Committee ; Research Committee; Learning & Teaching Committee (2011-2012)

Programme Convenor, MA in First World War Studies (2009-11)

Director, Centre for First World War Studies (2009-2011)

Primary Appeals Committee (UoB)

  • External duties:

PhD Examiner, University of Exeter (2012)

Sep 2007 – Aug 2009
Lecturer in History, Department of French Studies, University of Birmingham

  • Undergraduate courses taught:

Modern France 1 & 2”; “Historical Images of Europe”
Final-Year Modules: Special Subject “Marianne en guerre, 1914-1918. The French experience of the Great War” / “Fascism in Western Europe”; “English – French Translation”

* Nominated for Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2008-2009 *

 

  • Postgraduate courses:

Research Skills”, MA – MPhil Modern European Cultures
Guest Lecturer, Europaeum M.A. Programme in European History, Universities of Leiden, Oxford and Paris I –Sorbonne – February 2009

  • Administrative duties:

Module Convenor (Modern France 2) / Erasmus Tutor (Incoming Students) / Year Abroad Assessment Tutor

 

Sep 2007 –  Jan 2007
Senior Research Scholar, Modern European History Research Centre &
Tutor in Modern History, Modern History Faculty, University of Oxford

  • Undergraduate courses taught: “A comparative history of the First World War, 1914-1920”; “Origins of the welfare state”
  • Postgraduate courses:

Guest Lecturer, Université de Paris III – Sorbonne-Nouvelle, M.A. Programme – March 2007

Apr 2006 –   Oct 2005
Stipendiary Lecturer in Modern History, Jesus College, Oxford

 

  • Courses taught:

General (European) History IV: “Society, Empire, Nation, 1815-1914”; General (World) History XIV (1941-1973); Approaches to History: Max Weber; Historiography (Foreign Texts): Tocqueville; Discipline of History: Comparative History; Further Subject: “A comparative history of the First World War, 1914-1920”; Special Subject: “French literature and the First World War”

 

  • Other academic duties:

Undergraduate thesis supervision; Undergraduate admissions (selection and interviews)

Oct 2005 –  Oct 2004
Research Scholar, Pembroke College & Tutor in Modern History, Modern History Faculty, University of Oxford

 

 

  • Courses taught:

Further Subject: “A comparative history of the First World War, 1914-1920”; Special Subject: “French literature and the First World War” ; Disciplines of History: Comparative History

Sep 2004 – Oct 2003
Besse Research Scholar, Pembroke College & Tutor in Modern History, Modern History Faculty, University of Oxford

 

 

  • Courses taught:

Further Subject: “A comparative history of the First World War, 1914-1920”; Special Subject: “French literature and the First World War”; Undergraduate thesis supervision

 

Sep 2003 – Oct 2002
Lavoisier Research Fellow, Maison Française d’Oxford & Visiting Research Scholar, Modern History Faculty, University of Oxford

Sept 2002- Sept 1998
Junior Lecturer, Department of History, University of Toulouse II

  • Courses taught:
    Lectures and classes “Modern European History, 1815-1939”