Liam became a PhD candidate at the School of Law and Social Justice in September 2018, working in conjunction with the British Library, having completed a BA in History (2016) and an MA in Museums and Heritage Studies (2018). His postgraduate work focused on cultural representations of the First World War in British museums.


Liam’s research centres on British commemorative practices since 1918 and their relationship with the concept of militarism. His thesis explores the use of discourse in the production and reproduction of a militaristic ideology, with a specific interest in depictions of the victimhood of particular British social actors.

Working thesis title

'Mediating Militarism: Chronicling 100 Years of British ‘Military Victimhood’ from Print to Digital, 1918-2018'.

Dates of study

PhD Start Date: September 2018

PhD Completion Date: March 2023


Dr Ross McGarry (Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology), Dr Andrew Kirton (Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology), and Jason Webber (British Library)