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Dr Ian Scott - personal details

Contact details

Role: Senior Lecturer in American Studies

Tel: 0161 275-3059

Location: Samuel Alexander Building-N1.10
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




I received my undergraduate degree in Politics and History from the Manchester Metropolitan University in 1988, an MA in American History and Institutions from the University of Keele in 1990, and a PhD also from Keele in 1996. I have taught American Studies at Crewe and Alsager College (later Faculty of MMU), Keele and the Open University. I joined the staff at Manchester in 1994 and was as Programme Director from 2000-2003.

 I am currently Senior Lecturer in American Studies, the programme's undergraduate academic exchange coordinator, and serve as a member of the Faculty United States Strategy Group.

 I served on the Peer Review Panel of the Arts and Humanities Research Council between 2008-12. I was the Conference Coordinator for the annual meeting of the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) at Manchester in 2012. Since 2012 I've been a member of the Art, Culture and Ethics in Black and White Network invesitgating and re-examining the issues and controversies surrounding 100 years of D.W. Griffth's The Birth of a Nation film. I sit on the editorial board for the War, Culture and Soceity publications series through Bloomsbury. Since 2011 I have working with docdays Productions in Berlin, Germany as a historical advisor and script editor. Our first collaboraton, the documentary film Projections of America, was released in 2015 and is ot be broadcast on PBS in 2015-16.