School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Dr Jack McGowan, PhD (QMUL)

Dr Jack

IFP History Module Convenor

Email: c.j.mcgowan@qmul.ac.uk

Profile

I have been module convenor for IFP History since 2011. I completed my PhD in the School of History at Queen Mary University of London in 2012. I also teach English for Academic Purposes and Academic Skills at the University of Essex, where I used to be Lecturer in History on their International Foundation Programme for five years. Prior to that I taught in Queen Mary's School of History and (for a brief but happy time) in the Department of Drama. I also spent two rewarding years teaching on the University of Connecticut study abroad programme in London. When I was younger I studied music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama before completing a BA (majoring in Social & Economic History and Spanish) at the University of Strathclyde; a Diploma in Drama (Acting, with Merit) at Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh; a BA (Open) (Honours, First Class) from the Open University, and an MA (with Distinction) in Twentieth Century British History at QMUL. So I have a lot of experience of being a student - and a graduate - of different Humanities subjects at different levels. That is why I enjoy teaching a diverse range of students from all around the world.

Research

Publications

“’Dispute’, ‘Battle’, ‘Siege’, ‘Farce’? Grunwick 30 Years On”, Contemporary British History, Volume 22 Issue 3 (September 2008).