Dr Patrick Smylie
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Patrick Smylie studied Modern History at the University of Westminster from 2003-06, where he gained a First Class BA (Hons). He gained an MA in Irish History from Queen's University Belfast in 2007. He was awarded his doctorate at Queen's University Belfast in 2010.
Doctoral Research Project
- Reaction and Reform: A British History 1783-1867
- Modern America: Social and Political Change 1850-1920
- New Liberals to New Labour: British Politics 1905-1997
- The Troubles Britain and Ireland 1968-1998
- Empires in the Age of the New Imperialism 1870- 1939
- The Wild West: Representations of the Frontier
- Race, Society and Politics in the USA, 1919-1970
- Fascism and Authoritarianism in interwar Europe 1918-1939
Irish communism and more broadly the left in Ireland from the development of New Unionism until the end of the Cold War; Irish political organisations in Britain; twentieth century social and political history.
Current Research Projects
- Patrick is currently working on a biography of the Irish Communist and Civil Rights leader Betty Sinclair; the relationship between British and Irish Communists.
- Award AHRC PhD scholarship, 2007-10