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Dr Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones



Office Hours:

H027, ground floor of the Humanities Building

A dot Jones dot 12 at warwick dot ac dot uk

For Term 3:
Week 1: Monday 12-1, Thursday 2-3
Week 2: Wednesday 11-1
Week 3: Monday 12-1, Thursday 2-3
Week 4: Monday 12-1, Tuesday 11-12
Week 5: Monday 12-1, Tuesday 11-12
Week 6: Wednesday, 11-1


Academic Profile

  • 2015-present: Teaching Fellow in Imperial History, University of Warwick
  • 2014-2015: Teaching Fellow in Modern History, University of Birmingham

* From 1 June 2017 I will be taking up a new post at the University of Warwick, as an Assistant Professor in Global Sustainable Development


  • 2014: PhD Modern History, University of Birmingham
  • 2010: MA Contemporary History, University of Birmingham
  • 2006: BA History, University of Manchester


Research Interests

  • Humanitarianism
  • International Aid & Development
  • Modern British History
  • Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • Imperialism & Decolonisation
  • Global Governance
  • Poverty Research Network


In Progress

  • The Disaster Industry: The Rise of Humanitarianism in Post-War Britain, monograph based on doctoral research
  • ‘Governing Disasters: Humanitarian NGOs and the British Government, 1968-85’, The Historical Journal (under review)

Book Reviews

  • Review of: Ben Ramalingam, Aid on the Edge of Chaos: Rethinking International Cooperation in a Complex World, Economic History Review, 68:4 (2015), 1487-1488
  • Review of: Timothy Mitchell, Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil, Journal of History and Cultures, 1 (2012), 65-67

Online Features

Selected Conference Presentations

  • ‘Public Support for Aid and Humanitarianism in Britain’, Citizens of the World? The Place of the International in British Politics since 1918, Queen Mary University of London, March 2017
  • ‘The Rise of Philanthrocapitalism’, Annual PPE Forum, University of Warwick, October 2016
  • ‘"A Mile Wide and an Inch Deep”: Public Support for International Aid, Development and Humanitarianism in Contemporary Britain’, Voluntary Action History Society 25th Anniversary Conference, University of Liverpool, July 2016
  • ‘The ‘Pornography of Poverty’ Revisited: The Aesthetics of Emergency Humanitarianism’, Poverty Research Network workshop: The Aesthetics of Poverty, University of Warwick, June 2016
  • ‘The Rise of Humanitarian Aid in Britain’, Britain and the World, international Conference, King's College London, June 2016
  • ‘Governing Disasters: Humanitarian NGOs and the State in Britain, 1968-85’, Rethinking Contemporary British Political History: A Symposium for Early-Career Scholars, Queen Mary University of London, September 2015
  • ‘The Humanitarian Industry in Britain’, Rethinking Modern British Studies, international conference, University of Birmingham, July 2015
  • ‘Feed the World: Band Aid 30 in Historical Perspective’, Aid in Time inaugural workshop: Histories of Humanitarianism, University of Bristol, June 2015
  • ‘The Problem of Images? Humanitarianism and Television since the 1960s’, Global Humanitarianism and Media Culture, international conference, University of Sussex, February 2015
  • ‘An early history of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), 1963-1985’, Voluntary Action History Society seminar series, Institute for Historical Research, October 2014
  • ‘The Politics of Disaster Relief, 1964-74’, Voluntary Action History Society Fifth International Conference, University of Huddersfield, July 2013
  • ‘Band Aid Humanitarianism and the “Famine Movement”, 1984-85’, New Times Revisited? Examining Society, Culture and Politics in the Long 1980s, international conference, University of Birmingham & University of Warwick, June 2013
  • ‘The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and British Humanitarianism’, Humanitarianism: Past, Present and Future, international conference, University of Manchester, September 2012
  • ‘Humanitarian NGOs & News Production’, Social History Society Annual Conference, University of Brighton, April 2012