Dr Peter Sloman

University Senior Lecturer in British Politics
Fellow of Churchill College
Peter Sloman is University Senior Lecturer in British Politics at POLIS and a Fellow and Dean at Churchill College. Before arriving in Cambridge in 2015, he spent ten years in Oxford as a student at Queen's and a junior research fellow at New College.

Peter's research focusses on electoral politics, political ideas, and public policy in modern Britain. His first book, The Liberal Party and the Economy, 1929-1964 (Oxford, 2015) explored how British Liberals engaged with economic thought in the era of John Maynard Keynes and William Beveridge. His second book, Transfer State (Oxford, 2019), examines how the idea of a guaranteed minimum income has shaped British social policy over the last century. Peter has also published articles in Political Studies, the Journal of Social Policy, Historical Research, Twentieth Century British History, Contemporary British History, and Political Studies Review, and has contributed to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Twentieth-century British political history
Party politics and electoral sociology
Histories of poverty and inequality
The impact of ideas and professional expertise on the making of economic and social policy
Peter's main teaching responsibilities are in the Department of Politics and International Studies, but he also teaches on the Evidence and Argument paper for first-year History and Politics students, and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students working on twentieth-century British history


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