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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. 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).  In 2010 I was awarded the Etienne Baluze Prize in European Regional History. 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 for PGR Studies in Politics and History

Newest selected publications

Carrol, A. (2018) 'The Return of Alsace to France, 1918-1939'. OXFORD: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS. ISSN 10: 0198803915 ISSN 13: 978-0198803911


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. ISSN 13: 9781137443489


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
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