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Former Member of Staff: Dr Matthew Lockwood

Matthew Lockwood  




Academic Profile

  • 2016-2017: Assistant Professor in Early Modern British, University of Warwick
  • 2014-2015: Visiting Lecturer, Department of History, Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • 2014: PhD with Distinction, Yale University
  • 2010: MPhil with Distinction, Yale University
  • 2007: MA in Early Modern History, Boston College
  • 2005: BA(Hons) in History, University of Maryland


History of crime, criminal justice and the law; the British world in the long eighteenth century; comparative legal history; history of institutions, administration and state formation; social history of the early modern Britain and its empire; gender, ethnicity and immigration in Britain and the Americas, 1500-1800; the making of the modern state.




Conquest of Death: Violence and the Birth of the Modern British State, Yale University Press [summer 2017]

This Unhappy Rebellion: Punishment, Exile and Empire after the American Revolution [in progress]

Published Journal Articles

  • "‘Love Ye Therefore the Strangers:’ Foreign Residents and the Criminal Law in Early Modern England, 1670-1750," Continuity and Change, Volume 29, Issue 3 (Dec., 2014).
  • "From Treason to Homicide: Changing Conceptions of Petty Treason in Early Modern England," The Journal of Legal History, Volume 34, Number 1 (April, 2013).