David Grant


I am a first 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 an 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

Spanish Republican prisoners in Nazi Concentration Camps

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