David Grant


I am a second year doctoral researcher working on British Jewish volunteers in the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39. I graduated with a BA in History at the University of Essex in 1980 and earned a M.Sc in Politics and Sociology at Birkbeck College in 1989. Following a long career as a secondary school teacher I returned to higher education in 2019 to study an MA in Holocaust Studies at Royal Holloway where I graduated with Distinction in 2021. 

Research interests

British volunteers of Jewish descent and the International Brigades.

The Spanish Civil War.

The British labour-movement in the inter-war period.

The Communist Party of Great Britain 1920-1945.


  • MA Holocaust Studies
  • Msc (Econ) Politics and Sociology
  • BA History Hons