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Dr Rebecca Stone

Associate Professor and Director of Student Experience (History and Politics)

R dot Stone dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk

About Me

As the Director of Student Experience for the Arts Faculty, I develop strategy and cordinate projects to support the student experience. I look at ways of supporting all aspects of the student experience from application, to after graduation. I also look at ways we can enhance the student experience through employability and skills, widening participation, digital humanities and alumni relations. I am a member of Arts Faculty Education Commitee, the University-Level and Arts Faculty-Level Employability Working Groups and the Review of Assessment Group.


  • PhD in History, University of Birmingham (September 2010 – December 2014). ‘Schooling for Success: The US Federal Government, the American Education System and the Cold War, 1947 – 1957’.
  • MPhil (Research) in American Studies, University of Birmingham (September 2009 - September 2010). 'The Feminine Mystake: Betty Friedan and the Dogma of Domesticity in 1950s America'.
  • BA (Honours) First Class in American Studies (September 2004 - July 2008)


I am an historian of 20th Century USA with a research focuses on the interactions between education and governance. Currently, My current project explores the impact which the Cold War climate had upon the US Federal government’s interest in and influence over the formation of education policy and direction, with special attention paid to higher education and minority experiences. This work exposes the personal efforts of President Harry Truman in redirecting the education system towards a more nationally useful curriculum, but also to a more open and equitable system. I am also investigating the relevance of the establishment of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to the Federal government’s interaction with the US education system, and analysing the changes wrought for US female college students as a result of this Cold War political and socio-economic shift. This research contributes to a larger body of work which explores direct interactions between foreign and domestic policy during the Cold War years in the USA.


  • Whiteness: An American History (HI3J9)
  • Formation of American Culture, 1929-Present (HI2A8)
  • History of the United States (HI111)
  • Reform, Revolt and Reaction (AM211)
  • Certificate of Digital Literacy
  • Principles and Praxis
  • GSD Mini Project (GD107)
  • Contributor: Bodies, Health and Sustainable Development (GD204)

Online Content

Appearance on Midlands TodayLink opens in a new window discussing women Presidents and the shocking result of the 2016 US Election.
BBC One, 9th November 2016.

Becca Stone