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Visit Lise Butler

AG18A, College Building


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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



I am a Lecturer in Modern History at City, University of London. I was previously a lecturer in History at Pembroke College, Oxford, and completed my doctorate at University College, Oxford in 2015.

I am a historian of modern Britain, with particular expertise in political history, left-wing politics, and the history of the social sciences. I am currently completing a monograph on the policy maker, sociologist and social innovator Michael Young and the relationship between the social sciences and left-wing politics in post-war Britain. My next project will examine critiques of the concept of work in Britain in the 1960s and 70s.

Alongside my colleague Dr. Dina Fainberg, I am currently working to establish City's new BA in History and Centre for Modern History.


  1. DPhil, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom


  1. Lecturer in Modern History, City, University of London, Mar 2017 – present
  2. Lecturer in History, Pembroke College, University of Oxford, Sep 2015 – Sep 2016


French (can read, write, speak and understand spoken).


Geographic Areas

  • Europe - Western



  1. Butler, L. (2016). "Michael Young". The Routledge Encyclopaedia of Educational Thinkers ISBN 978-1-315-73950-2.

Journal Article

  1. Butler, L. (2015). "Michael Young, the Institute of Community Studies, and the Politics of Kinship". Twentieth Century British History, 26(2) .

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