Dr Tim Galsworthy
Lecturer in History & Military History
Dr Tim Galsworthy joined Bishop Grosseteste University in September 2023 having previously taught at the University of South Wales, University of Gloucestershire, and University of Sussex. Tim’s research focuses on the interplay between memory, politics, and race in the modern United States. In particular, he is interested in the relationships between the Republican Party and memories of the American Civil War.
Tim has won grants and fellowships from numerous bodies to support his research. These include the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress, the British Association for American Studies, Mississippi Political Collections, Pennsylvania State University Special Collections, the Roosevelt Institute for American Studies, and the South Caroliniana Library.
Tim has served on various academic committees including Pubs and Publications, Historians of the Twentieth Century United States, and the Southern Historical Association Graduate Council. He has a background in public outreach and knowledge exchange involving radio, podcasts, published opinion pieces, and public events.
Tim was awarded his PhD in History from the University of Sussex in 2023, where he was funded by the CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership. He also holds an MPhil in American History from Selwyn College, Cambridge and a BA in History from the University of Bristol.
Tim teaches a range of History and Military History modules covering the modern and early modern periods, with a particular focus on the United States, Europe, and Britain/the British Empire.
“Carpetbaggers, Confederates, and Richard Nixon: The 1960 presidential election, historical memory, and the Republican Southern Strategy”, Presidential Studies Quarterly, 52 (June 2022), pp.260-89.
The Republican House Divided: Civil War Memory, Civil Rights, and the Transformation of the GOP [FORTHCOMING with University of South Carolina Press]
“The Republican Party, the Lost Cause, and the transformation of American politics” in John M. Kinder and Jennifer M. Murray (eds). “They are Dead, and Yet They Live”: Civil War Memories in a Polarized America (University of Nebraska Press) [FORTHCOMING]