Dr. Nick Barnett

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

Crescent House 200a

Current positions

Lecturer in Contemporary History and Politics/Programme Leader BA (hons) Contemporary History and Politics; BA (hons) Politics


Nick Barnett is a historian who specialises in the post-war period. He is happy to supervise dissertations or PhDs on any aspect of Post-war social and cultural history. His current projects focus on cultural encounters between people from different nations during the Cold War, including official exchanges and the role of tourism as cultural diplomacy. His previous work has focussed on British culture and the Cold War, Social Movements, and Espionage Culture. He edits the book series Routledge Studies in Espionage Culture. He has worked at Salford since 2019. 


  • Memory & Commemoration (L5)
  • International History 1 & 2 (L4)
  • Regimes & Dictators (L5)
  • Work Project (L5)
  • Photography & Conflict (L6)
  • Britain and the Cold War (L6)

Research Interests

  • Post-war British History
  • Memory Studies
  • Social Movements
  • Cultural Cold War
  • Cultural Encounters

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD Liverpool John Moores University, 2013


  • Fellow Higher Education Academic, 2013
  • Fellow Royal Historical Society, 2018