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Dr Michael Cunningham

Dr Michael Cunningham

Senior Lecturer in Politics

  • Email address
  • Phone number 01902 323460
  • Location MH121, Mary Seacole Building, City Campus North
  • Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Institute School of Social, Historical and Political Studies
  • Areas of expertise

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

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

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

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

  • 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)

Teaching interests

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

External academic roles

Reader for various academic journals