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Patricia M. Clavin, FRHistS, FBA is a British historian and academic, who specialises in international relations, economic crises, and twentieth-century history. She is Professor of International History at the University of Oxford, and a fellow and tutor in history at Jesus College, Oxford.[1][2]

Patricia Clavin

TitleProfessor of International History
Academic background
Alma materKing's College London
Academic work
Sub-disciplineInternational relations
20th century history

Early life and educationEdit

Clavin studied Modern History at King's College London, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree.[2]

Academic careerEdit

Before moving to Oxford, Clavin was Reader in Modern History at Keele University.[2] In October 2003, she was elected a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford and appointed a university lecturer in modern history at the University of Oxford.[2][3] In 2011, she was granted a Title of Distinction as "Professor of International History".[4]


In 2015, Clavin was awarded the British Academy Medal for her book, Securing The World Economy: The Reinvention of the League of Nations 1920-1946; the medals are awarded each year to up to three people "for landmark academic achievement in any of the humanities and social science disciplines supported by the Academy".[5] In July 2016, she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the UK's national academy for the humanities and the social sciences.[6][7] She is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS),[8] and a Foreign Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[9]

Selected worksEdit

  • Clavin, Patricia (1996). The failure of economic diplomacy: Britain, Germany, France and the United States, 1931-36. Basingstoke: Macmillan. ISBN 978-0333605301.
  • Briggs, Asa; Clavin, Patricia (1997). Modern Europe: 1789-1989 (1st ed.). London: Longman. ISBN 978-0582494060.
  • Clavin, Patricia (2000). The Great Depression in Europe, 1929-1939. Basingstoke: Macmillan. ISBN 978-0333606803.
  • Briggs, Asa; Clavin, Patricia (2003). Modern Europe, 1789 - present (2nd ed.). London: Pearson Longman. ISBN 978-0582772601.
  • Clavin, Patricia (2013). Securing the world economy: the reinvention of the League of Nations, 1920-1946. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199577934.


  1. ^ "Professor Patricia Clavin". Faculty of History. University of Oxford. 2 December 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Professor Patricia Clavin". Jesus College. University of Oxford. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Appointments and Reappointments". Oxford University Gazette. 135 (4681). 15 January 2004. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Recognition of Distinction 2010–2011: Successful Candidate" (pdf). Oxford University Gazette. 141 (4974): 237. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  5. ^ "British Academy announces 2015 prize and medal winners". The British Academy. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  6. ^ "British Academy announces new President and elects 66 new Fellows". The British Academy. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Professor Patricia Clavin elected British Academy Fellow". Jesus College. University of Oxford. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Fellows - C" (PDF). Current RHS Fellows and Members. Royal Historical Society. May 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Kathleen Fitzpatrick Fellowship/STIR". Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. University of Sydney. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016.