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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. After earning degrees at the University of Alberta and the University of Cambridge, I became an Isaac Newton–Ann Johnston Research Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge and then a Wellcome Trust University Award Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde. I am Principal Investigator on a Wellcome Trust funded research project, entitled The Jake Walk Blues, which focuses on the history of alcoholism, disability, and stigma during America's Great Depression.


I coordinate/lead the following units:

I contribute to the following units:

I supervise dissertation topics 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

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Student Consultation

If you would like to meet with me, please book onto the appropriate consultation form below:

  • General consultation (for all students): book slot.
  • Undergraduate dissertation student consultation: book slot.

Office location: 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