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David Gill

Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences



Dr David James Gill is an Associate Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations, Nottingham, and a Research Associate at the Centre for Financial History, Cambridge. His research considers modern political and economic history. Prior to his academic career, he spent several years working in London in consultancy.

Expertise Summary

David's current research focuses on modern political and economic history. His work appears in the Economic History Review, Foreign Affairs, Journal of Cold War Studies, International Affairs, and the Journal of Strategic Studies. Stanford University Press published David's first book, Britain and the Bomb, which considers how political and economic factors shaped nuclear diplomacy in the post-war period. His second book, Divided Allies, is forthcoming with Cornell University Press.

Teaching Summary

David teaches modules across a wide range of topics concerning strategy and diplomacy.

Research Summary

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.

Recent Publications

  • GILL, M., D. GILL and T. ROULET, 2018. Constructing Trustworthy Historical Narratives: Criteria, Principles and Techniques British Journal of Management. 29(1), 191–205
  • ROULET, T., GILL, M., STENGER, S. and GILL, D., 2017. Reconsidering the Value of Covert Research: The Role of Ambiguous Consent in Participant Observation Organizational Research Methods. 20(3), 487-517
  • ROBB, T. and GILL, D. J., 2015. The ANZUS Treaty During the Cold War: A Reinterpretation of United States Diplomacy in the Southwest Pacific Journal of Cold War Studies. 17(4), 109-157
  • GILL, D. J., 2015. Rating the United Kingdom: The British government’s first sovereign credit ratings Economic History Review. 68(3), 1016-1037

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