Professor of American History
School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University
Roles and Responsibilities
- Deputy Head of School (2010-)
- Member History Sub-Panel (REF2013)
- Degree Programe Director, History (2004/05 and 2006-)
- Third Strand (Business Development) Co-ordinator (2004/05)
- RAE sub-panel History (N62) for 2008 RAE.
- Editor, American Nineteenth Century History (2005-2010)
- Member, Advisory Council for the Lincoln Prize, Gettysburg College (2004-)
- Editorial Board, Nations and Nationalism (1999-)
- Academic Advisor, M.Res., Brunel University
- Member, Institute of United States Studies Advisory Council (1998-2004)
- Secretary to the British American Nineteenth Century Historians’ association (1992-2001)
- Treasurer to the above (1992-1994)
- International Membership Convenor, Organization of American Historians (1995-1999)
- Advisor, Institute of United State Studies RAE and TQA reviews (1998-2002)
- Editor, The British-American (1988-1992)
2002- University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Reader in American History
1996- University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Grade B Lecturer
1992- University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Grade A Lecturer
1990-91 University of Essex: temporary, part-time lecturer
1989-90 University of Kent: temporary, part-time contract lecturer
University of Middlesex: temporary contract lecturer
1987-88 Research Assistant for Professor Seymour Drescher, University of Pittsburgh
• Co-founder/Steering Committee for ARENA (Association for Research into Ethnicity and Nationalism in the Americas), housed at the Walker Institute, University of South Carolina (www.cas.sc.edu/arena/).
• Organization of American Historians (Committee 1995-2000)
• British American Nineteenth-Century Historians (Co-Founder & Secretary 1993-1999; Committee 1999-2003; Honorary Life Member 2003-)*
• Southern Historical Association
• British Association for American Studies (since 1986)
• Scottish Association for the Study of America (Treasurer 1999-2001)
• British Commission for Military History
• Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism
• *In 1993 I co-founded the British American Nineteenth-Century Historians’ association (BrANCH: www.br-anch.org/). In 2000 the association brought out a new journal, American Nineteenth Century History (www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14664658.asp).
Honours and Awards
• Massachusetts Historical Society (1989/90)
• Gilder-Lehrman Research Fellowship, Pierpont Morgan Library, New York (1999/2000)
• Research Fellow, Institute of United States Studies (1998-2004)
- Grant SM. A Concise History of the United States of America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
- Grant SM. The War for a Nation : the American Civil War. New York: Routledge, 2006.
- Grant SM. North Over South: Northern Nationalism and American Identity in the Antebellum Era. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2000.
- Grant S, Holden Reid B, ed. Themes of the American Civil War: The War Between the States. New York: Routledge, 2010.
- Grant SM, Parish PJ. Legacy of Disunion: The Enduring Significance of the American Civil War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 2003.
- Grant SM. The Lost Boys: Citizen-Soldiers, Disabled Veterans, and Confederate Nationalism in the Age of People’s War. The Journal of the Civil War Era 2012, 2(2), 233-259.
- Grant S-M. Constructing a commemorative culture: American veterans and memorialization from Valley Forge to Vietnam. Journal of War and Culture Studies 2011, 4(3), 305-322.
- Grant SM. Reconstructing the National Body: Masculinity, Disability and Race in the American Civil War. Proceedings of the British Academy 2008, 154, 273-317.
- Grant S. A Season of War: Warriors, Veterans and Warfare in American Nationalism. In: Susana Carvalho and Francois Gemenne, ed. Nations and their Histories: Constructions and Representations. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, pp.237-254.
- Grant S. Reimagined Communities: Union veterans and the reconstruction of American nationalism. Nations and Nationalism 2008, 14(3), 498-519.
- Grant S. 'Former Confederate and Union Soldiers in Reconstruction.'. In: James M. Campbell and Rebecca J. Fraser, ed. Reconstruction: People and Perspectives. California: ABC-Clio, 2008, pp.161-187.
- Grant SM. To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds: Women and the American Civil War. In: Kleinberg, SJ; Boris, E; Ruiz, VL, ed. The Practice of U.S. Women's History: Narratives, Intersections, and Dialogues. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2007, pp.106-125.
- Grant, SM. ‘The First Grand War of Contemporaneous History’: The American Civil War in Global Context. Scottish Association for Teachers of History Handbook 2007, (June 2007), 16-24.
- Grant SM. 'A Study in Scarlett O'Hara?' The South in the Writings of Arthur Conan Doyle. In: Gray, R; Zacharasiewicz, W, ed. Transatlantic Exchanges: The American South in Europe-Europe in the American South. Wein (Vienna): Verlag der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2007, pp.181-206.
- Grant SM. Americans, Forging a New Nation, 1860-1916. In: Doyle, DH; Pamplona, MA, ed. Nationalism in the New World. Athens, Georgia, USA: University of Georgia Press, 2006, pp.80-98.
- Grant S. Raising the dead: War, memory and American national identity. Nations and Nationalism 2005, 11(4), 509-529.
- Grant SM. When was the first new nation? Locating America in a national context. In: Ichijo, A., Uzelac, G, ed. When is the Nation?: Towards an Understanding of Theories of Nationalism. London: Routledge, 2005, pp.157-176.
- Grant S. Patriot Graves: American national identity and the Civil War dead. American Nineteenth Century History 2004, 5(3), 74-100.
- Grant SM. Southern Writers and the Civil War. In: Gray, R., Robinson, O, ed. A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2004, pp.93-109.
- Grant SM. The Slavery Debate. In: Gray, R., Robinson, O, ed. A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2004, pp.76-92.
- Grant SM. New Light on the Lady with the Lamp. History Today 2002, (September), 11-17.
- Grant SM. For God and Country: Why Men Joined Up for the US Civil War. History Today 2000, 50(7), 20-27.
- Grant SM, Reid BH, ed. The American Civil War: Explorations and Reconsiderations. London: Longman, 2000.
- Susan-Mary Grant. “‘The Charter of its Birthright’: The Civil War and American Nationalism,.”. Nations and Nationalism 1998, 4(2), 163-85.
- Susan-Mary Grant. “Pride and Prejudice: African-American Troops in the Civil War.”. History Today 1998, September 1998, 41-48.
- Susan-Mary Grant. “Representative Mann: Horace Mann, the Republican Experiment and the South.”. Journal of American Studies 1998, 32(1), 105-123.
- Susan-Mary Grant. "Making History: Myth and the Construction of American Nationhood.". In: George Schöpflin and Geoffrey Hosking, ed. Myths and Nationhood. London: C. Hurst and Company, 1997, pp.88-106.
- Susan-Mary Grant. "When is a nation not a nation?: The crisis of American nationality in the mid-nineteenth century.". Nations and Nationalism 1996, 2(1), 105-29.
- Grant SM. New light on the Lady with the Lamp - Florence Nightingale's influence on medical care in the Crimea and the US Civil War. History Today 2002, 52(9), 11-17.
- Grant SM. For God & country: Why men joined up for the US Civil War. History Today 2000, 50(7), 20-27.
- Grant S-M. Conflict and Commemoration: Centennials, Sesquicentennials and the Ongoing Battle over America's History. History Teaching Review Year Book 2011, 25, 63-78.
- Grant SM. Lincoln's world: Virtues, values and violence in the Civil War era (A review essay of new publications by Timothy R. Mahoney, Amy Dru Stanley, Duane Schultz and Walter B. Stevens). History 2001, 86(281), 62-66.
- Grant S-M. "Mortal in this season": Union Surgeons and the Narrative of Medical Modernisation in the American Civil War. The Social History of Medicine 2014, (epub ahead of print).