BA (Northumbria), PhD (Warwick)
Professor of Modern British Social History
Careers Liaison Officer (S2); Joint Pathway Co-ordinator - History and Sociology (S2)
On leave Semester 1 2013-14
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 1417
Sean’s teaching interests include working class family and community, oral history, gender history, consumerism, and the social history of modern Britain.
Sean’s work on the history of the car was part of the shift in British social history away from the study of production towards the analysis of consumption and consumers. His more recent projects have continued this interest. These have analyzed the origins of men’s consumer magazines, the social and business history of mail order catalogues, the history of working class experiences of consumer credit and debt, and the origins and history of `joyriding.’ His research has been supported by grants from the ESRC, the Leverhulme Trust, and the AHRC. He is PI on the Leverhulme Trust-funded project 'The Politics of Consumer Credit in the UK, 1938-1992'.
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Prof. Sean O'Connell teaches on the following programmes / modules:
|HIS3012||Working Class communities in tthe UK 1900–1970|
|HIS2019||The Making of Modern Britain|
|HIS2018||The Making of Contemporary Britain|
|HIS3043||Gender and Culture in the UK, 1914-1970|
|MHY7079||Topics of British History|