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Dr Peter Sloman

University Lecturer, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge

Peter Sloman is a University Lecturer in British Politics at POLIS and a Fellow of Churchill College. Before joining POLIS in 2015 he spent ten years in Oxford, where he obtained his DPhil and held a junior research fellowship at New College. His first book, The Liberal Party and the Economy, 1929-1964 (Oxford, 2015) explored how British Liberals engaged with economic thought in the era of John Maynard Keynes and William Beveridge. He has also published articles in Historical Research, Political Studies Review, Twentieth Century British History, Contemporary British History, and Journal of Social Policy, has reviewed books for the English Historical Review and American Historical Review, and has contributed to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Peter is currently working on the history of redistribution and tax-benefit integration in the British welfare state from the Beveridge Report to Universal Credit. He is available to supervise PhD and MPhil dissertations across his areas of interest. Peter is currently chair of the Management Committee for the new History and Politics Tripos, and also chairs the editorial board for the department's blog, In The Long Run.