Staff Profile: Michael Cunningham

Michael CunninghamFaculty

Faculty of Social Sciences


Social, Historical and Political Studies


Senior Lecturer in Politics

Contact details

Direct line: 01902 323460



University of Wolverhampton
Faculty of Social Sciences
Mary Seacole Building
Nursery  Street


Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Politics at University of Wolverhampton since 1989

Areas of expertise

Politics of Apology; politics of walking and the Youth Hostels Association

Academic qualifications

PhD Manchester University, 1988, MA Political Sociology, Leeds University 1984, BA Politics, Leeds University 1980

Teaching interests

Politics of Northern Ireland; Politics of Middle East, British Politics, Political Theory, Globalisation

Research interests

Politics of walking, YHA, the politics of Brexit

PhD supervision 

Completed supervisions on Anglo-Irish relations, public policy, the BUF. Current supervisions on war and memory and Nigerian insurgency

External academic roles

Reader for various academic journals

Selected publications

  • Ethos and Politics in the Youth Hostels Association in the 1930s’ Contemporary British History 30 (2), 2016
  • States of Apology (Manchester University Press, 2014)
  • Prisoners of the Japanese and the Politics of Apology: a battle over history and memory’ Journal of Contemporary History 39 (4), 2004
  • British Government Policy in Northern Ireland1969-2000 (Manchester University Press, 2001)