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Oskar Cox Jensen

Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia

Oskar is an author, historian, and Senior Research Associate in Politics at the University of East Anglia.

His latest book is The Ballad-Singer in Georgian and Victorian London, published by Cambridge University Press in February 2021. His next will be When London Cried: Life and Work on the Victorian Street, coming out with Duckworth Books in 2022.

Oskar's research focuses on song culture from the 16th–21st centuries, though he specialises most in the middle part of that period. His first book (2015) was on Napoleon and British Song; he has co-edited collections on Charles Dibdin (Oxford, 2018) and Music and Politics in Britain (Journal of British Studies, 2021). He contributes occasionally to the New Statesman and BBCTV and radio, has published two historical novels for children, and was historical advisor for the 2018 Amazon/ITV Vanity Fair.

He is represented by Joanna Swainson of Hardman & Swainson.


  • 2020–2022
    Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia
  • 2017–2020
    Leverhulme Fellow, Queen Mary University of London
  • 2013–2017
    Research Associate, King's College London


  • 2014 
    University of Oxford, D.Phil.
  • 2010 
    University of Oxford, M.St.
  • 2009 
    University of Oxford, M.A.


  • 2022
    When London Cried, Duckworth Books
  • 2021
    The Ballad-Singer in Georgian and Victorian London, Cambridge University Press
  • 2018
    Charles Dibdin and Late Georgian Culture, Oxford University Press
  • 2016
    The Stones of Winter, Hot Key / Piccadilly Press
  • 2016
    The Wild Hunt, Hot Key / Piccadilly Press
  • 2015
    Napoleon and British Song, 1797–1822, Palgrave Macmillan

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Historical Society
  • Higher Education Academy