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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-N1.5
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 the Assistant Associate Dean for Internationalisation in the Faculty of Humanities as well as being Senior Lecturer in American Studies, and the programme's undergraduate academic exchange coordinator.

 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 investigating 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 for 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, shown at festivals around the world, and is to be broadcast on PBS in 2016.