20th-century German social history; structures & legacies of the Third Reich and the German Democratic Republic (GDR); longer-term German and European history in comparative perspective; the Holocaust and collective violence; historical and social theory
- Kerr Professor of English History and Culture, University of Texas
Late 18th and 19th century British history; political and cultural developments, theology and religious belief, social and economic thought.
Modern British and Irish history; the history of war, particularly political violence, and terrorism, public security, emergency powers and counter-insurgency in Ireland and Palestine under British rule
History and politics of southern Africa, especially the rural Eastern Cape; environmental history and the politics of conservation