Andrew W. M. Smith is a Reader in Contemporary History at the University of Chichester. In the past he has also worked as a Teaching Fellow at University College London, and an Associate Lecturer at Brunel University London, Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Chichester. He studied Modern History at The University of St Andrews (MA (hons First Class), 2007; MLitt (Distinction), 2008 and attained a PhD (London), 2012 from Queen Mary, University of London after a period of research supervised by Professor Julian Jackson.
Recent book projects include:
- Terror and Terroir: The Winegrowers of the Languedoc and Modern France (Manchester University Press, September 2016)
- Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa: Future Imperfect? Edited volume with Chris Jeppesen (UCL Press, March 2017)
Andrew is a historian of modern France interested particularly in ideologies and strategies of resistance, and how identities are shaped by interaction with the state. This has led him to look at wartime resistance, protest movements, and decolonization spanning the Second World War and Cold War.