I am interested in social and economic history and especially in racism and anti-racism. Outside of university work, one of my great interests is rugby league.
Prizes or Honours
- Arthur Miller Prize (British Association for American Studies, 2001)
- Annual prize for best article (South Carolina Historical Society, 1997)
- Arthur Miller Prize (British Association for American Studies, 1990)
- Senior Research Fellowship (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), 1996)
- Simon Research Fellowship (University of Manchester, 1995)
- Senior Fellowship (American Council of Learned Societies, 1993)