Welcome to our new staff!

Issued: Tue, 19 May 2020 15:30:13 BST

We are delighted to welcome Ewan Gibbs  who joins us as a Lecturer in Global Inequalities within the Economic and Social History subject area. Previously, Ewan completed a PhD in Economic and Social History, studying the long-term effects of deindustrialization in the Scottish coalfields. Ewan went on to lecture in social science at the University of the West of Scotland where he developed research projects related to foreign direct investment and industrial heritage. He has published journal articles on working-class politics and protest, the memorialisation of industrial employment and labour market adaption in areas which experienced major industrial closures. Ewan’s monograph, Coal Country: the meaning and memory of deindustrialization in postwar Scotland, will be published by the Royal Historical Society’s ‘New Historical Perspectives’ series in 2021. He is currently beginning a new project on Scottish ‘energy nationalisms’, which is supported by a Carnegie Research Incentive Grant. This research will inform international debates over the political economy of fossil fuels and renewables, sub-state nationalisms and policy routes to achieving an environmental ‘just transition’.

We also extend a warm welcome back to Angela Romano who was Honorary Research Fellow at our School in 2013–2015 and has returned as a Lecturer in International Political Economy. Angela has spent the last five years as Senior Research Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) where she co-ran the ERC-funded project PanEur1970s. Before that she was Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at LSE International History Department, and Jean Monnet Fellow at the EUI. An international historian of 20th Century, her main research interests include the Cold War, the variety of regional integration and cooperation processes, and international economic relations. She has published extensively on these subjects and has been invited to numerous conferences and seminars in Europe, Russia, the United States, and Japan. Her second monograph – The European Community and Eastern Europe in the Cold War – will be published soon by Routledge. Angela has also a rich teaching experience, which includes an invited Associate Professorship at the University of Tokyo in January 2020.

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