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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.

Administrative Roles


I am a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA)

I coordinate/lead the following units:

I contribute to the following units:

Research Supervision

I am available to supervise students, who wish to work on any subject within my area of research and I particularly welcome proposals 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

Please feel free to get in touch with me if you would like to discuss your research ideas.

Consultation Hours

My office is located at G.04, 26/27 St. Michael's Park. If you would like to meet with me, please book onto the appropriate consultation form below:

  • General consultation (for all students)
  • Undergraduate dissertation student consultation

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