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Department of History

Staff Profile

Professor Jo Fox

Head of Department / Professor (Modern British and European History) in the Department of History
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 44356
Member of Steering Group in the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture

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Jo Fox is a specialist in the history of propaganda in twentieth-century Europe. She has published on the cinematic cultures of Britain and Germany during the Second World War, exploring the connections between film, propaganda and popular opinion. She is currently working on two main projects: on rumour and oral propaganda in the First and Second World Wars and on the 'afterlife' of wartime propaganda narratives from 1945. She is the Honorary Communications Director of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the Council for the International Association for Media and History. Jo Fox is a National Teaching Fellow (2007).

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • Film history
  • Nazi Germany
  • The history of propaganda in the twentieth century
  • The Second World War
  • Twentieth-century European history


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Teaching Areas

  • Propaganda in the twentieth century
  • Twentieth century Europe