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Dr Jonathan Moss

Post:Lecturer in Politics (Politics, Sussex European Institute)
Location:FREEMAN CENTRE FC-111
Email:J.Moss@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:3860
UK:01273 873860
International:+44 1273 873860

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Biography

Jonathan joined the Department of Politics at Sussex in 2017. He completed a PhD in History at the University of Glasgow before working as a post-doctoral research fellow on an ESRC funded project at the University of Southampton focused on popular understandings of politics in Britain since 1945. 

He is co-author of The Good Politician: Folk Theories, Political Interaction, and the Rise of Anti-Politics which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. The book takes a longer view of politicial dissaffection by focusing on the voices of 'ordinary' citizens found in the Mass Observation Archive from the 1940s to the present. 

Jonathan is also author of Women, workplace protest and political identity in England, 1968–85which was published by Manchester University Press in 2019. It focuses on the voices and experiences of women who fought for equal pay, skill recognition, and the right to work between 1968 and 1985. It explores why working-class women engaged in such action when they did, and it analyses the impact of workplace protest on women’s political identity and behaviour. In doing so, the book contributes a fresh understanding of the relationship between feminism, workplace activism, and trade unionism during the years 1968-1985.