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Robert Ledger has a PhD in political science from Queen Mary University of London. He has worked for the European Stability Initiative, a think-tank in Brussels, lectured at several universities in London and currently lives in Frankfurt am Main. He is a Visiting Researcher (Gastwissenshaftler) in the History Seminar at Goethe University and also teaches at Schiller University Heidelberg and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He is the author of Neoliberal Thought and Thatcherism: ‘A Transition From Here to There?’ He is currently working on research that examines the development of liberalism and transatlantic relations during the Cold War, as well as a separate project exploring contemporary EU-American relations.


  • 2017–present
    Visiting professor, Schiller University Heidelberg
  • 2017–present
    Visiting professor, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • 2016–2017
    Adjunct lecturer, Florida State University London
  • 2016–2017
    Associate lecturer, Kingston University
  • 2015–2015
    Junior Fellow, European Stability Initiative
  • 2010–2013
    Associate lecturer, Kingston University
  • 2011–2012
    Teaching assistant, Queen Mary University London


  • 2014 
    Queen Mary University London, PhD
  • 2007 
    Brunel University, MA International Relations


  • 2017
    Neoliberal Thought and Thatcherism ‘A Transition From Here to There?’, Routledge
  • 2015
    From Solidarity to ‘Shock Therapy’. British Foreign Policy Towards Poland Under the Thatcher Government, 1980–1990, Contemporary British History