Dr Michael Collins
Lecturer in History
I joined the department as a permanent lecturer in 2007 after studying at the LSE, Cambridge and Oxford. I was awarded a DPhil in Modern History by the University of Oxford in 2009. At UCL I teach aspects of Modern British, Imperial and World History over roughly the last 200 years.
My first book was on Rabindranath Tagore, anti-colonial nationalism and the British-Indian imperial relationship.
My second book (under contract with I. B. Tauris), is entitled Decolonisation and Globalisation Since 1945, and provides a historiographical analysis of the ways in which the end of the European empires intersected with the growth of international institutions, norms and networks.
In addition, I am working on the history of British experiments with federations, notably in central and east Africa, in the 1950s. My recent journal article 'Decolonisation and the Federal Moment' (Diplomacy & Statecraft, February 2013) sketches some of the parameters of this project.
Keywords: empire; anti-colonialism; nationalism; nation-state; territoriality; political economy; sovereignty; technocracy; federation.
Please see my webpage on www.academia.edu for further details of my research activities and publications.
HIST6306: Britain and the Wider World: Empire, War and Decolonisation
HISTGM01: Advanced Skills, Concepts and Theories for MA Historians
I am the primary supervisor of the following PhD projects:
Kevin Guyan: Masculinities and decolonisation in Postwar London, c. 1945-1965
I also act as second supervisor to the following students:
Ben Mechen: Sex and Culture in Seventies Britain
I welcome applications from students wishing to study for a PhD in topics specifically connected to imperialism and decolonisation after 1945.
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