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Ian Fletcher

Associate Professor

I am an historian of modern Britain and Ireland, the British empire, and the wider world. My research interests encompass social movements, contentious politics, and imperial and global turbulence across the long twentieth century, especially during the Edwardian era (1890s-1910s) and the long Sixties (1950s-1970s). I teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including The World since 1500, The Twentieth Century World, Film and History, Historical Methods and Theory, Issues and Interpretations in World History, and Global Social Movements in Historical Perspective. Collaborative research and writing projects appeal to me. I co-edited European Imperialism, 1830-1930 (1999), Women’s Suffrage in the British Empire: Citizenship, Nation, and Race (2000), and two thematic issues of Radical History Review on global history (2005). My recent publishing efforts include authoring “Reframing the Edwardian Crisis: Contentious Citizenship in the British Empire before the First World War,” which appeared in World History Bulletin (2013), and contributing an essay to and editing “Advocating Peace, Debating War: A Centenary Forum on the First World War” for Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research (2015). I am active in the Peace History Society, the Southeast World History Association, and other initiatives.