Professor Patricia Clavin
Professor Clavin studied at King's College London, obtaining a BA Hons in Modern History and her PhD. She was a Reader in Modern History at Keele University before joining Jesus College in October 2003. She is an editor of the Oxford History Monographs series. In 2008-09, she held the British Academy ‘Thank-Offering-To-Britain’ Senior Research Fellowship. She is also a member of the Board of the Modern European History Research Centre (MEHRC), and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Modern European and International History, 1789-1973; Modern British History; Historiography; History of the First and Second World Wars.
She co-teaches, with Professor Paul Betts, an option course open to students on taught Masters in History entitled, ‘Europe in the Twentieth Century, 1914-1970: National, Transnational and International Histories’. She supervises graduate students working on the history of international relations between 1918 and 1970, with a particular focus on: the history of economic co-operation; international organizations (notably the League of Nations); and the foreign policies of Britain, the USA and Germany.
She has published widely on the history of international relations and economic crises, and her work has been translated into Spanish, Russian, German, Italian, Polish and French. Her most recent book, Securing the World Economy. The Reinvention of the League of Nations, 1920-1946 was published by Oxford University Press in 2013. For her efforts to promote work on the League of Nations, please see www.leagueofnationshistory.org.
Her new research project, supported by Tim Sanderson and the Calleva Fund, uses the history of international organizations as a means to explore the conception of security in relation to the history of development in the Twentieth Century. Please see hist-warpoverty.com.
Her other books include: The Great Depression in Europe, 1929-1939 (London and New York, 2000; 2nd edn. 2014); The Failure of Economic Diplomacy. Britain, France, Germany and the United States, 1931-1936 (London and New York, 1996); Modern Europe, 1789 to the Present (London and New York, 1996 and second edition 2003).
Please see Professor Clavin's personal web page for further details.
See also Faculty of History website.