David James Gill is a Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations, Nottingham, and a Research Associate at the Centre for Financial History, Cambridge. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was previously a Fellow of the AHRC Leadership Scheme. Prior to his academic career, he spent several years working in London for a management consultancy firm. David holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge.
David's research focuses on connections between the fields of International Relations, Economic History, and Organisation Studies. His work appears in the Economic History Review, Foreign Affairs, Journal of Cold War Studies, International Affairs, Journal of Strategic Studies, Organizational Research Methods, and Review of International Political Economy. David has written three books. His first book, Britain and the Bomb, was published by Stanford University Press in 2014. David's second and co-authored book, Divided Allies, was published by Cornell University Press in 2019. His third book, The Long Shadow of Default, will be published by Yale University Press in 2022.
David teaches modules across a wide range of topics concerning international relations and economic history.
David is currently pursuing two research projects. The first considers the political history of sovereign debt. The second investigates relations between Western powers in the Asia-Pacific.
GILL, D. J., 2022. The Long Shadow of Default Yale University Press.
GILL, D. J., 2021. Review essay: rethinking sovereign default Review of International Political Economy.
THOMAS K. ROBB and DAVID JAMES GILL, 2019. Divided Allies: Strategic Cooperation against the Communist Threat in the Asia-Pacific during the Early Cold War Cornell University Press.
MICHAEL J. GILL, GERRY MCGIVERN, ANDREW STURDY, SANDRA PEREIRA, DAVID J. GILL and SUE DOPSON, 2019. Negotiating Imitation: Examining the Interactions of Consultants and Clients to Understand Institutionalization as Translation British Journal of Management.
I am interested in supervising students who want to work in the following areas:
- The uses of history in International Relations
- Western alliances during the Cold War
- The politics of sovereign debt and default
Patrick Endress (second supervisor)
Thomas Eason (second supervisor)