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Gary Love is Associate Professor of Modern British History, and, Coordinator of Cultural Studies in the English section of the Department of Language and Literature, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. He has a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge (2010) and an MA in History from the University of Hull. Love was an Archives By-Fellow at the Churchill Archives Centre during Easter Term 2014. While at Churchill he will also be a Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of History during both the Michaelmas and Lent terms (2017-18).
Love’s research focusses on the history of British politics, intellectual cultures, and media history in the twentieth century. His current work focuses on British Conservatism and he will spend most of his time in Cambridge working on a monograph, which builds on his journal article ‘The Periodical Press and the Intellectual Culture of Conservatism in Interwar Britain’ (published in The Historical Journal in 2014).
Love is also the project manager and lead researcher on a major new collaborative project entitled ‘Conservatism at the Crossroads: Conservative Thought and the Renewal of Democratic Politics in Britain and Scandinavia, 1930-63’, which attracted major funding from the Norwegian Research Council (‘Young Research Talents Scheme’, 2017-21). As a result, he was chosen by NTNU to be one of twenty-five young scholars to participate in the university’s ‘Outstanding Academic Fellows Programme’ during the period 2017-21. He will also be a Harry Ransom Center Research Fellow in the Humanities at the University of Texas, Austin, USA, in 2018.
Before working on British Conservatism, Love worked on the history of British fascism. His first article on the subject won the George L. Mosse Prize for the best article by a previously unpublished author in the Journal of Contemporary History in 2007. Love remains interested in different forms of right-wing politics and he is now finishing a new article on the right-wing journalist and political activist Dorothy Crisp. He often gives interviews about British politics to the Norwegian media.