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Dr Alison Carrol
Senior Lecturer, Politics And History

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I am a historian of Modern Europe, with research interests in the history of borders, borderlands, nationhood and the centre-periphery relationship in modern France. I have published on various dimensions of the return of Alsace to France in 1918, and in 2010 I was awarded the Etienne Baluze Prize in European Regional History. Before joining Brunel I was Junior Research Fellow at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge (2008-2010) and Lecturer in Modern History at Birkbeck, University of London (2010-2011), and in 2016 I was Visiting Fellow at the Institute for European Global Studies, University of Basel.


  • PhD in History
  • MA in European History
  • BA (Hons) in History with European Study


Director of the Isambard Centre for Historical Resarch (2012-2017)

Dissertations Convenor (2013-2016)

Equalities Officer (2015-2016)

Newest selected publications

Carrol, A. (2014) ''The 1924 Strasbourg Colonial Exhibition.'', in Whalen, P. and Young, P. (eds.) 'Place and Locality in Modern France.'. Bloomsbury.

Book chapter

Carrol, A. (2014) 'Recent Work on Regions and Borders in French History: A Review'. French History, 28 (2). pp. 241 - 246.

Journal article

Broch, L. and Carrol, A. (2014) 'France in an Era of Global War, 1914-1945: Occupation, Politics, Empire and Entanglements'. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


Carrol, A. (2013) 'In the border's shadow: Reimagining urban spaces in Strasbourg, 1918-1939'. Journal of Contemporary History, 48 (4). pp. 666 - 687. ISSN: 0022-0094 Open Access Link

Journal article

Carrol, A. (2012) 'Les historiens anglophones et l'Alsace: une fascination durable'. Revue d'Alsace, 138. pp. 265 - 283.

Journal article
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