Dr Matthew Frank


I was brought up in London where I also studied for my undergraduate degree in history at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (now part of UCL). After graduating, I taught English in Moscow and then at a secondary school in Dresden, Germany. I gained both my master’s (2000) and doctorate (2005) in Modern History from St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. I was appointed to a lectureship in International History at Leeds in 2008. I am currently one of the co-editors of the journal Contemporary European History

I would welcome enquiries from prospective postgraduate students who wish to work on topics that broadly coincide with my research interests, especially on refugees and displacement in twentieth-century Europe.

Research interests

20th Century European History, esp. Central and Eastern Europe

Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War

Politics of forced migration: ethnic cleansing and population transfers

Refugees and humanitarian aid

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