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Department of History and Politics


Welcome to the Department of History and Politics at Liverpool Hope. On our welcoming corridor you will find a diverse, successful and growing community of students, researchers and lecturers. 

We offer a variety of courses and each one places the student at the heart of the subject. Students receive the dedicated one-to-one academic and pastoral support which can be lacking in some larger institutions.  

100% of Liverpool Hope students were satisfied overall with their History course in the 2016 National Student Survey.

We are proud of our record in attracting high calibre students onto three core and several joint honours undergraduate programmes and two Masters programmes, while academic members of the department supervise cutting-edge PhD research. Graduates enjoy very good career prospects in a variety of fields.

Our research combines disciplinary breadth and geopolitical scope. Staff publish their work in single and co-authored books and academic journals, and present papers at conferences nationally and internationally. Our areas of interest in history include: Modern British and Irish history; Food history; Witchcraft in early modern England and America; Women’s History in the 19th and 20th centuries; Fascism; The Stuart court, 1600s; Capital punishment; Soviet history. Research in Politics and International Relations includes: Power and party politics in UK; American and EU politics; Political and economic crisis; Peace and peace building and NGOs media and democracy in Latin America. The department hosts regular conferences and research seminars, attended by students and staff alike.

If you are thinking of studying History, Politics and/or International Relations at undergraduate or postgraduate level, Liverpool Hope - ranked 4th in the North West for Research Intensity in REF2014 by the Times Higher Education - is for you.

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Department Staff
Sonja Tiernan

Dr Sonja Tiernan

Head of Department and Associate Professor of Modern History

0039 Dr Robert Busby

Dr Robert Busby

Senior Lecturer in Politics

0073 Dr Bryce Evans

Dr Bryce Evans

Associate Professor in Modern History

Michael Holmes - Seminar

Dr Michael Holmes

Currently Senior Visiting Research Fellow, European School of Politics Lille (returns January 2018

Catalina Montoya Londono

Dr Catalina Montoya Londono

Lecturer in International Relations

0119 Prof Bill Jones

Professor Bill Jones

Professor of British Politics

0190 Dr Fiona Pogson

Dr Fiona Pogson

Senior Lecturer in History

Stephen Kelly

Dr Stephen Kelly

Senior Lecturer in Modern History

Prof Joelien Pretorius

Dr John Appleby

Senior Lecturer in History

Karen Quinn

Mrs Karen Quinn

Administrative Assistant

Danny Rye

Dr Danny Rye

Lecturer in Politics


Dr Kate Mattocks

Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Politics & International Relations

Dr Stephen Mcloughlin

Dr Stephen McLoughlin

Lecturer in International Relations

Dimitrios Anagnostakis

Dr Dimitrios Anagnostakis

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Politics and International Relations


Ireland during WW2 History and PoliticsEva Gore Booth - HistorySean Lemass A Dictator - HistoryFrank Aiken Nationalist - HistoryUnder the flag - HistoryMarketing the populist - historyPolitics UK - HistoryPolitics in modern Ireland - History