This page discusses my teaching duties.
At Year One, I deliver a module on the history of globalisation at Coventry University. The core themes dealt with in this module are: the Great Divergence; ecological imperialism; slave trading; the evolution of international capitalism; the role of Empire in globalisation; the emergence of global financial markets; the history of the IMF; oil politics; the emergence of neoliberalism. This module encourages students to grapple with some of the big questions in history in a way that will inform their understanding of other historical topics—and present-day developments. This module is taken by both historians and by students doing degrees in politics and International Relations. You can read the Globalisation Module Guide here.
At Year Two, I deliver a module that introduces the history of the North America since the America Revolution. The module is organised along broadly chronological lines. The primary focus of the module is the history of the United States. However, consideration is also given to the histories of the other nations of North America: Canada, Québec, and Mexico. The overarching theme of this module is the rise of the United States from a small confederation of agrarian republics into a coherent nation-state capable of projecting military, economic, and cultural power into all corners of the globe. All of the lectures and most of the seminar readings will be connected to this theme in some way or the other. One of the goals of this module is allow students to “get their hands dirty” by using primary sources for their coursework. Traditionally, access to American primary sources was a challenge for students at British universities. Luckily for my purposes, many nineteenth-century primary sources related to American history have are now available online to students and other researchers throughout the world. As you can see from the module guide, all of the options for coursework in this module involve the use of online primary sources. You can read the 270 Module Guide here.