Dr Rob Waters

Post:Leverhulme Early Career Fellow (History)
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I studied History at undergraduate and graduate level at the University of Edinburgh, before going on to complete a PhD in English at Queen Mary University of London. Since completing my PhD in 2014, I have taught in English, History, Sociology and Liberal Studies at Queen Mary, Birkbeck, and New York University in London. I joined Sussex in 2017 as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in History, researching the racialisation of space and the development of the politics of race and multiculturalism in London between the 1958 white riots and the 1981 Black People's Day of Action. You can visit the project website here.

My research explores the histories of race, colonialism, and transnational politics and culture in the black Atlantic, with a particular focus on postwar Britain. I have published articles relating to this research in Journal of British Studies, History Workshop Journal, Race & Class, Twentieth Century British History, Identities, and African American Review. My first monograph, Thinking Black: Britain 1964-1985, which looks at the long cultural, political and intellectual lives of Black Power in the decolonisation of Britain, is due to be published with the University of California Press's Berkeley Series in British Studies in late 2018.

I am a member of the Raphael Samuel History Centre.



Leverhulme Early Career Fellow (History)