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Prof Clive Webb

Post:Professor Of Modern American History (History)
Location:ARTS A A175

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UK:01273 877368
International:+44 1273 877368

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BA (Warwick), MA (Sheffield), PhD (Cambridge)


Professor of Modern American History and man thrown overboard

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I have made numerous appearances on local, national and international radio to provide historical context and political commentary on events in the United States. This includes BBC Radio Sussex, Radio 5 Live and the World Service. I was also a guest on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time to discuss Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin and, most recently, a contributor to a BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature on the author Laura Ingalls Widler. Most recently, I appeared on NPR's Code Switch to discuss the contemporary resonance of historical civil rights struggles.

In addition, I've contributed academic expertise for local and national television news programmes including appearances on BBC South Today and the BBC News Channel. My research on Anglo-American relations led to an appearance on BBC 1's The One Show to provide historical commentary on the cinematic masterpiece A Matter of Life and Death.

My contributions to print media include articles comparing the contemporary world financial crisis with the Great Depression of the 1930s for the Guardian and an analysis of the history of mob violence against Mexicans in the United States for the New York Times. I have also most recently contributed historical perspectives on Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Donald Trump for BBC History Magazine.

I am also a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Transatlantic Studies.