Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Dr

  • 3.43 Arts

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Personal profile

Biography

Chris Jones completed his PhD at the University of East Anglia, where he joined the School of History as Lecturer in International History in 2015. Chris has published on France and its interventions in the dissolution of Yugoslavia.

Chris worked part-time in the School of History as a Lecturer in International History from 2015 to 2018, when he started the role of Lecturer in History and Widening Participation (WP) Academic Officer. In this role, Chris leads on WP projects, such as the History Short Course and take five.

Administrative Posts

Chris is Associate Dean for Student Experience in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. He manages the Faculty's Student Experience strategy, supports Senior Advisers and Student Partnership Officers, and contributes to key projects and themes such as Decolonising Education, and Mental Health and Wellbeing. He also chairs the HUM Student Experience Group.

Chris is also the School of History Digital Champion and plays a key role in the School's provision of blended learning.  

Teaching Interests

Chris strives to be an inclusive and innovative teacher. He designed the third-year module Teaching History, an employability-focused course that prepares final-year undergraduates for a career in education and employs authentic assessment to inculcate professionalism and to assess the requisite skills for teaching. Chris also designed the module “Contesting the Past: Representation and Memory”, which approaches a diverse collection of case studies – such as Settler Colonialism and Stonewall – from the perspective of collective memory and representation. Chris has been shortlisted for several teaching awards including UEA Student Union’s ‘Equality and Diversity in Teaching Award’ in May 2019.

Key Research Interests and Expertise

Widening Participation
Working-Class Men and Higher Education, Student Mental Health and Wellbeing, Student-led Initiatives

Research Interests
Modern France, François Mitterrand, The Dissolution of Yugoslavia, Post-Cold War Order.