About this Fellow
Pat Thane is Research Professor of Contemporary History, Kings College, London. She was previously Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Sussex, 1994-2001 and Leverhulme Professor of Contemporary British History at the Institute of Historical Research, 2001-2010. She studied History at Oxford. Her PhD was supervised by Brian Abel-Smith at LSE. She is currently writing a history of twentieth century Britain for CUP. She has been a Visiting Professor at Nanjing University, China, and in Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Chile, New York.
- Research Professor in Contemporary British History, King's College London
- Leverhulme Professor of Contemporary British History, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Institute of Historical Research University of London, 2001
- Professor of Contemporary History, School for Global studies, University of Sussex, 1994 - 2001
- Assistant Lecturer to Reader in Social History, Goldsmiths, University of London, 1967 - 1994
Political thought, institutions, and conflict in 19th and 20th century US; immigration, race, and nationhood in America from founding to present
Late imperial and modern Chinese history, emphasizing social, economic and environmental change; comparative political economy in early modern and modern times; empires and their contemporary legacies; world history