Staff Profile: Dr. Richard A. Hawkins

Name Dr Richard A. Hawkins
Title Senior Lecturer in History
Research Areas Trade, Retailing and Consumption History
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
School School of Social, Historical and Political Studies
Tel. 01902 321401
Email r.a.hawkins@wlv.ac.uk
Address Mary Seacole Building, Nursery Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1AD

Areas of expertise

  • American History 1840-1940
  • Jewish History 1840-1940

Biography

Richard did his postgraduate work in the London School of Economics’ Economic History Department. His doctorate looked at economic diversification in the American Pacific Territory of Hawaii, 1893-1941. He has been a lecturer and researcher at the University of Wolverhampton since 1986.

Academic qualifications

  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA, 2014)
  • PhD Economic History (London School of Economics, 1986)
  • MSc Economic History (London School of Economics, 1981)
  • BA (Hons) Economics (University of Portsmouth, 1980)

Teaching interests

  • American History 1890-1945
  • The Holocaust
  • Victorian Britain

Research interests

Richard’s main research interests are Hawaiian economic and business history, 1882-1941 and German-American Jewish history, 1840-1940.

PhD Supervision

Areas of supervision

  • American History
  • Jewish History

Current supervisions

  • Toby Frost: Middle Eastern Terrorist Websites
  • Alex Goodwin: The Jewish Committee for Relief Abroad

Professional body membership and roles

Member of Executive and Treasurer of History UK

External academic roles

  • Member of Board of Directors of the Conference on Historical Analysis and Research in Marketing Association
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Historical Research in Marketing
  • Member of British Association for Canadian Studies
  • Member of European Business History Association

Key publications

‘Promoting the digital literacy of undergraduate historians using digitised historic newspapers’, Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal (Vol. 1, No. 1, September 2016).

‘Marketing History in Britain: from the ancient to internet eras’ in D.G. Brian Jones and Mark Tadajewski (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Marketing History, London and New York, Routledge, 2016.

‘Heinrich Hackfeld’ in William J. Hausman (ed.), Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to Present: Volume 2: The Emergence of an Industrial Nation, 1840-1893, Washington, D.C., German Historical Institute, 2016.

‘Samuel Untermyer’ in William J. Hausman (ed.), Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to Present: Volume 2: The Emergence of an Industrial Nation, 1840-1893, Washington, D.C., German Historical Institute, 2016.

Historical Insights: Focus on Teaching: Teaching the Holocaust in the 21st Century, York, Higher Education Academy, 2014.

'The Marketing of Legal Services in the United States, 1860-1914: A Case Study of Guggenheimer, Untermyer & Marshall of New York and the Predecessor Partnerships', American Journal of Legal History (Vol.53, No.2, April 2013).

Hawaii Pineapple: The Rise and Fall of an Industry’,* HortScience, (Vol.47, No.1, October 2012). * with Duane P. Bartholomew and Johnny A. Lopez

A Pacific Industry: The History of Pineapple Canning in Hawaii, London, I.B. Tauris, 2011

‘The Assessment of Workplace Learning in UK Undergraduate History Courses’* in Lisa Lavender (ed), History Graduates With Impact (Warwick: Higher Education Academy History, 2011). * with Harvey Woolf

Historical Insights: Focus on Teaching: Digitised Newspapers, Coventry, History at the Higher Education Academy, 2011.

‘The “Jewish Threat” and the Origins of the American Surveillance State: A Case Study of the Untermyer Family’, Australian Journal of Jewish Studies, (Vol.XXIV, 2010).

‘Boycotts, buycotts and consumer activism in a global context: An overview’, Management & Organizational History, (Vol. 5, No.2, May 2010).

‘The internal politics of the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League to Champion Human Rights, 1933–1939’, Management & Organizational History, (Vol. 5, No.2, May 2010).

‘Hawaiian Pineapples in the Global Market, 1946-2008’, South Pacific: Journal of Philosophy and Culture, (Vol.10, 2009-2010).

‘Advertising and the Hawaiian Pineapple Canning Industry, 1929-39,’ Journal of Macromarketing, (Vol. 29, No.2, June 2009).

Samuel Untermyer and the Zionist Project: An attempt to Reconcile the American “Melting Pot” with Zionism’, The Australian Journal of Jewish Studies, (Vol. XXI, 2007)

James D. Dole and the 1932 Failure of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company’, The Hawaiian Journal of History, (Vol. 41, 2007)

American Boomers and the Flotation of Shares in the City of London in the Late Nineteenth Century’, Business History, (Vol. 49, No. 6, November 2007)

“Hitler’s Bitterest Foe”: Samuel Untermyer and the Boycott of Nazi Germany, 1933-38’, American Jewish History, (Vol. 93, No. 1, March 2007)

‘The Cooperative Marketing of Hawaiian Canned Pineapple, 1908-39’, in B.J.Branchik (ed.), Marketing History at the Center: Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Conference on Historical Analysis and Research in Marketing, (Hamden, Connecticut, Quinnipiac University, 2007)

'The Impact of Sugar Cane Cultivation on the Economy and Society of Hawaii, 1835-1900', Iiles i Imperis: Estudis d’història de les societats en el món colonial i postcolonial, (No.9, December 2006)

'Princess Abigail Kawananakoa: The Forgotten Territorial Native Hawaiian Leader', The Hawaiian Journal of History, (Vol.37, 2003)

'Samuel Untermyer (1858-1940): The Poacher Turned Gamekeeper' in A.M. Kuijlaars, K. Prudon and J. Visser (eds.), Business and Society: Entrepreneurs, Politics and Networks in a Historical Perspective: Proceedings of the Third European Business History Association (EBHA) Conference, ’Business and Society, (Rotterdam, Erasmus University, 2000)

Bulgarian Jewry in War and Peace, 1939-51’, Mediator, (No.2, 2000)

'Lynchburg’s Swabian Jewish Entrepreneurs in War and Peace', Southern Jewish History, (October 2000)

'An English Entrepreneur in the Hawaiian Islands: The Life and Times of John Kidwell, 1849-1922', The Hawaiian Journal of History, (Vol.31, 1997)

'The Baltimore Canning Industry and the Bahamian Pineapple Trade, c.1885-1926', Maryland Historian, (Vol.26, No.2, Winter/Fall 1995)

'The Role of Technology in the Development of the American Pineapple Canning Industry, 1892-1941' in M. Davids (ed.), Proceedings of the Conference in Business History, (Rotterdam, Erasmus University, 1995)

'The Hawaiian Economy in the 1930s: The Successful Adjustment of an American Territory to the Great Depression', Journal of American and Canadian Studies, (No.12, 1994)

'The Pineapple Canning Industry during the World Depression of the 1930s', Business History, (Vol.31, No.4, October 1989)