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 a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Foreign Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
In 2015, Patricia was awarded the British Academic Medal, which recognises a ‘landmark achievement that has transformed understanding’ for her book Securing the World Economy: The Reinvention of the League of Nations, 1920-1946 (Oxford, 2013).
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 Foundation, uses the history of international and regional organizations to explore changing conceptions of security in the Twentieth Century. She has been awarded a Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust, which funds a period of research until September 1918, to write a transnational and global history of European security in the Twentieth Century.
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).
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See also Faculty of History website.