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Reader in Labour History, Newcastle University

Matt Perry has taught broadly across Twentieth Century European History. He has research interests in British and French labour and social history, particularly in the fields of protest and social memory. He has also published on questions of general historiography in particular the Marxist school of history.

His research interests are twentieth-century French and British history, the history of the protests of the unemployed, particularly in the interwar period. He also studies British and French labour history, social movements and protest, social memory, biography, intellectual itineraries and transnationalism and France and the experience of the two world wars.


  • –present
    Reader in Labour History, Newcastle University


  • 1993 
    Wolverhampton University, PHD