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Graham Dawson, British history professor, researcher, literature and language professor. Certified in adult education, ACSET Stages 1 & 2 Regional Advisory Council Further Education, London & Southeast, 1987. Research grant, Leverhulme Trust, 1999—2001, Arts and Humanities Research Board, 2001-2002, British Academy, 1999—2000, Overseas Conference grant, 2004.


Dawson, Graham was born on July 21, 1956 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Son of Francis Alwyn and Kathleen Dawson.


Bachelor in English, Cultural and Community Studies with honors, University Sussex, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in Cultural Studies, Center Contemporary Cultural Studies, University Birmingham, 1982.


Adult education tutor history, current affairs Workers' Education Association, Brighton, England, 1981—1982. Visiting lecturer Eglish, cultural studies University Sussex, 1983—1989, adult education tutor literature, Center Continuing Education, 1985—1988. Research assistant discourse, Faculty Humanities Polytechnic North London, 1986—1987, visiting lecturer Irish studies, Center Irish Studies, 1988.

Visiting lecturer media studies Department Humanities, Brighton Polytechnic, University Brighton, 1987—1989, lecturer humanities, School History and Critical Studies, 1989—1993. Senior lecturer humanities School History & Critical Studies, University Brighton, 1993—2004, reader cultural history, School Humanities, since 2004, co-founder, director, Center Research Memory, Narrative and Histories, since 2008. Member organising committee History Workshop, Brighton, 1980—1994.

External examiner, department cultural studies Haywards Heath Sixth Form College, 1994—2008, academic advisor, access to higher education course literature, history and media studies, West Sussex, 1994. External examiner, department cultural studies University East London. External examiner, department women’s studies University Lancaster.

External examiner, department history University Sussex. External examiner, department sociology University Essex. Member, international editorial board Studies in Memory and Narrative, London and New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1996—2007.

Public' reviewer Manchester University Press, Oxford University Press, Palgrave MacMillan, Routledge, since 1998. Advisory editor Journal Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, University Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, since 1999. Member European thematic research network, cultural memory University Bologna, Italy, 2002—2006.

Member advisory board Raphael Samuel History Center, University East London, 2002—2006. Peer reviewer Arts and Humanities Research Board, 2004—2005. Visiting research fellow, location, memory, visual research group Visual Culture Research Center, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2004—2006.

Academic advisor, access to higher education course in humanities and sociology Haywards Heath Sixth Form College, West Sussex, 2004. Peer reviewer Economic and Social Research Council, 2007. External member, validation panel South East Open College Network, 2007.

Peer reviewer for academic journals Memory Studies, Atlantic Studies, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Arab Studies Journal, British Journal Sociology, 2007—2009. Referee Royal Society New Zealand, 2008. Member steering committee, Center Study Cultural Memory Institute Romance and Germanic Studies, School Advanced Study, University London, since 2008.

Member editorial board Journal War and Culture Studies, University Westminster, University Bristol, University Swansea, since 2009.


  • Certified in adult education, ACSET Stages 1 & 2 Regional Advisory Council Further Education, London & Southeast, 1987.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Branch secretary, national executive member Labour Committee Ireland, Brighton, 1985—1988. Activist Anti-Nuc. Campaign, 1980—1983, Miners' Support Group, Brighton, 1984—1985. Member of Universities and Colleges Union (formerly National Association Teachers Further and Higher Education) (branch secretary and membership secretary 1992-1998), Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association, British Association Irish Studies.


  • Other Interests

    Tai chi, reading, jazz, classical music, opera.


Life partner Sue Dare.

Francis Alwyn

Kathleen Dawson