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Senior Lecturer in Political and Cultural Studies, Swansea University

David Anderson is a historian at Swansea University, with a particular interest in the history of nostalgia, particularly the connection between nostalgia and memories of childhood.

David’s work also looks at the socio-political history and culture of the American South, especially the Civil War and its aftermath. He is completing a monograph on the Lost Cause and American Civil War memory and has published a number of book chapters and articles in a wide range of academic journals, including the Journal of Southern History and Civil War History. He has published on homesickness during the Civil War, Confederate defeat, post-war biography and autobiography, and southern Christmas and culinary memories.

Prior to joining Swansea University, he was a Teaching Fellow in the History Department at the University of Dundee where he graduated with a First Class MA (Hons) degree in American Studies and History and a PhD in History. David is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in American History, Swansea University


  • 2005 
    Dundee University, PhD


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy