Institute of Commonwealth Studies appoints new Senior Lecturer in Commonwealth Studies

Monday 20 July 2015

The Institute of Commonwealth Studies is pleased to announce that Dr Sue Onslow has been appointed to the post of Senior Lecturer in Commonwealth Studies.

Dr Onslow is a leading historian of post-war British politics, decolonisation and foreign policy, and a specialist in the history of Southern Africa. She is currently co-investigator on the major AHRC-funded Commonwealth Oral History Project, hosted at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, and was Principal Investigator on the AHRC funded oral history project ‘Why did you fight? Rhodesian Army Veterans and the Rhodesian civil war 1972-1980′ between 2008 and 2010. Dr Onslow has previously held lectureships at LSE and King’s College London.

She will be the convenor and principal lecturer for the MA in The Making of the Modern World at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.

Professor Philip Murphy, Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, said: “The Institute will benefit immensely from Dr Sue Onslow’s recruitment as a Senior Lecturer. She has established herself as an internationally renowned historian of Southern Africa and the Commonwealth, and her work on the Institute’s  Commonwealth Oral History Project (COHP) has been outstanding. Building on the success of the COHP, her presence will enable the Institute to develop further its mission of promoting and facilitating research on post-war decolonisation and the Commonwealth."

Dr Sue Onslow said: “It will be a privilege and a pleasure to continue working at the Institute, and under Professor Murphy’s direction. The new MA promises to appeal to a wide range of international students, and I am looking forward to contributing to the ICWS’s standing as an important centre of knowledge and debate on the modern Commonwealth.”

Dr Onslow’s appointment as Senior Lecturer will commence in September 2015, following the conclusion of the Commonwealth Oral History Project.