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David Gill

Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences



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 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.

Expertise Summary

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, and Organizational Research Methods. David has written two books. His first book, Britain and the Bomb, was published by Stanford University Press in 2014. His second and co-authored book, Divided Allies, was published by Cornell University Press in 2019.

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.

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