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Professor Mary Fulbrook

Mary Fulbrook


Professor of German History

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Mary Fulbrook is Professor of German History. She was previously Academic Director of the European Institute. She studied at Newnham College, Cambridge, as an undergraduate, and at Harvard University, where she did her MA and PhD; she has also held a Harvard Center for European Studies Krupp Fellowship at the LSE, and a Lady Margaret Research Fellowship at New Hall, Cambridge.

Among other professional commitments, Mary Fulbrook is currently a member of the Council of the British Academy, and has also served as Chair of the Modern History Section of the British Academy. She is a member of the Academic Advisory Board (wissenschaftliches Kuratorium) of the Memorial Foundation for the former concentration camps of Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora; and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Bundeskanzler-Willy-Brandt-Stiftung. She currently serves on the Editorial Boards of German Politics and Society, and of Zeithistorische Forschungen. 

She was the (first female) Chair of the German History Society, and was joint founding Editor of its journal, German History. She has previously served as a member of the Advisory Board (Beirat) of the German Historical Institute London.

Mary Fulbrook's contributions to UCL have included nearly a dozen years as Head of the German Department (January 1995 to September 2006) as well as a stint serving on UCL Council. She was Vice-Dean (Interdisciplinarity), Faculty of Arts and Humanities, for three years before becoming Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social and History Sciences in 2013 before serving as Dean of the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences from 2013 to 2018.