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Dr Stephen E MawdsleyPhD (Cantab.), MA (Alta.), BA Hons (Alta.)

Lecturer in Modern American History

Stephen Mawdsley

Dr Stephen E MawdsleyPhD (Cantab.), MA (Alta.), BA Hons (Alta.)

Lecturer in Modern American History

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Research interests

I am a social historian of twentieth-century American medicine and public health. I am interested in the history of poliomyelitis and immunization programs undertaken in the United States to control disease. I am also Principal Investigator on a Wellcome Trust funded research project, entitled The Jake Walk Blues, which focuses on the history of alcohol, disability, and stigma during America's Great Depression.

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I coordinate/lead the following units:

I contribute to the following units:

I am a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Research Supervision

I am available to supervise students, who wish to work on any subject within my research field and I particularly welcome proposals in the following areas:

  1. history of the United States since 1865
  2. history of race and ethnicity in America
  3. history of public health, medicine, and disease
  4. history of disability

Please feel free to get in touch with me if you would like to discuss your research ideas.

Student Consultation

If you would like to meet with me, please book onto my consultation hours.

My office is located at G.04, 26/27 St. Michael's Park

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Centre for Humanities Health and Science
  • Centre for Black Humanities

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Postal address:
13-15 Woodland Road
United Kingdom