Paul Corthorn

      Dr Paul Corthorn

      Senior Lecturer

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      Paul Corthorn studied at the universities of Cambridge and Durham. Before coming to Queen’s in 2006, he held lectureships at Anglia Ruskin, Liverpool and Oxford universities. He is joint editor of the Labour History Review and an Associate of the Cold War Studies Programme at the London School of Economics. In 2009 he won a QUB ‘Rising Stars’ Teaching Award. In 2012 he was a By-Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge. In 2015 he organised an international conference at Queen's on 'Socialism and the Cold War in Western Europe'.


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      Research Statement

      Paul Corthorn's research is concerned with twentieth-century British history, especially its international dimensions. He has worked extensively on the political Left and on various aspects of the Cold War in Britain. He is writing a book that thematically examines the politics and ideas of the Conservative and Ulster Unionist MP, Enoch Powell, to be published by Oxford University Press. He was Co-Investigator of the Leverhulme-funded project 'The Politics of Consumer Credit in the UK, 1938-1992', directed by Professor Sean O'Connell.


      Dr Paul Corthorn teaches on the following programmes / modules:


      HIS2019The Making of Modern Britain
      HIS2018 The Making of Contemporary Britain
      HIS3042 Britain and the Cold War


      MHY7079Topics in British History

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      Frequent Journals

      • European History Quarterly

        ISSNs: 0265-6914

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1461-7110

        SAGE Publications Ltd

        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 0.172 SNIP 1.208


      • Journal of British Studies

        ISSNs: 0021-9371

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1545-6986

        University of Chicago

        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 0.374 SNIP 1.229


      • Twentieth Century British History

        ISSNs: 0955-2359

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1477-4674

        Oxford University Press

        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 0.605 SNIP 1.231


      • Cold War History

        ISSNs: 1468-2745


        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 0.76 SNIP 1.757


      • Contemporary British History

        ISSNs: 1361-9462


        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 0.222 SNIP 0.735


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