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Dr Rebecca Stone

Associate Professor of US History

23/24 - Director of Student Experience (History and Politics)

Contact Details

Office: FAB 3.11 

Office Hours (23/24): Tuesday, 11am-12pm; Friday, 10am-11am.


My research focuses on the US presidency, with special attention to the intersection of personality and power. I focus on domestic policy including higher education policy in the mid-century US, with special attention paid to minority experiences. I also specialise in Cold War policies and consider how Cold War Foreign Policy impacts domestic policy and the lives of ordinary Americans. I am currently writing a book on US President Harry S. Truman's interest in and influence over the formation of education policy. I also research higher education pedagogies. In particular, I am researching the value of digiped tools and how the sector can better embed digital pedagogies into learning and teaching. I am the founder and co-lead of the Digital Pedagogy LibraryLink opens in a new window.

Academic Profile

2022 - Present: Associate Professor of US History, University of Warwick

2019 - 2022: Assistant Professor and Faculty Director of Student Experience, University of Warwick

2017 - 2019: Senior Teaching Fellow (Global Sustainable Development), University of Warwick

2015 - 2017: Teaching Fellow in US History, University of Warwick

2014 - 2015: Teaching Fellow in North American History, University of Birmingham

2010 - 2014: PhD American Studies, University of Birmingham

2009 - 2010: MPhil American Studies, University of Birmingham

2004 - 2008: BA(Hons) American Studies, University of Hull.


  • History of the United States (HI111)
  • Making of the Modern World (HI153)
  • How Did We Get to Where We Are Today? A Political History of the Contemporary World (HI2K1-30)

  • Whiteness: An American History (HI3J9)
  • Themes and Approaches to the Historical Study of Gender and Sexuality (HI996)

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