Department of History

Dr Dean Blackburn

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  • Penguin Books and Political Change: Britain's meritocratic moment, 1937-1988, Blackburn Dean (2020)

Working with Dean has been one of the most beneficial and shaping influences of my PhD experience. As an Americanist I have a different geographical specialism from Dean, but his expertise on the period and its intellectual history has been invaluable. 

Thinking about how my research speaks to ‘big ideas’ and trends beyond national boundaries has been challenging, but fundamentally made my PhD a better project. That ability to make you think outside of your comfort zone is a vital skill for a PhD and a great supervisor like Dean is perfect for supporting you as you make those steps.

- Alex Riggs, PhD student 


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Department of History

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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