Background and activities


I am an Associate Professor of Modern British history in the Department of Language and Literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Before I came to Trondheim, I completed my PhD in History at the University of Cambridge.

I am usually the coordinator of the cultural studies component of the English degree programme at NTNU and I have taught various undergraduate courses on different aspects of modern British history since 2011. I supervise MA dissertations on modern British history and politics (15 of my students have completed their theses since 2012). I was also a founder and the principal organizer of the Twentieth Century History Research Seminar at the Faculty of Humanities during 2015-17.

In 2017-18 I will be on sabbatical leave and my teaching will be significantly reduced because of my involvement in research projects until 2021. But I will continue to provide supervision for MA students from Autumn 2018.


My main research focusses on the history of British politics, intellectual cultures, and media history in the twentieth century. But I am also interested in Scandinavian and European history more broadly. I am now writing a monograph on intellectual cultures of Conservatism in Britain, c.1918-50s, which builds on an article I published in the Historical Journal in 2014. I am also writing a new journal article on right-wing women's political activism.

External Grants, Fellowships, and Awards


Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

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  • Love, Gary. (2010) Conservatives, National Politics, and the Challenge to Democracy in Britain, 1931-37 / degree conferred on 23 July 2011. 2010.


  • Love, Gary. (2017) May kan bli vraket selv om hun vinner valget: Storbritannias statsminister Theresa May risikerer å bli erstattet som partileder på sikt, dersom hun ikke gjør et brakvalg, tror ekspert, Nettavisen. Online [Avis]. 2017-06-07.
  • Love, Gary. (2017) Valget blir uansett ydmykende for Theresa May, NRK Nyheter (Urix). Oslo, NRK Nyheter (Urix) [Internett]. 2017-06-07.
  • Love, Gary. (2017) Valget i Storbritannia: Dette tenker briter i Trondheim om valget, Adressa. Trondheim, Adresseavisen [Avis]. 2017-06-07.
  • Love, Gary. (2017) Vil terroren mobilisere de unge eller eldre ved valget torsdag?. Adresseavisen, Trondheim [Avis]. 2017-06-04.
  • Love, Gary. (2016) Interviewed about Brexit for NRK Radio P1 Norgesglasset. Trondheim [Radio]. 2016-06-24.
  • Love, Gary. (2016) Interviewed for the article '14 medlemmer har trukket seg fra Corbyns skyggeregjering: - Jeg har aldri sett sånt kaos. Det går mot nasjonal krise', Aftenposten. Oslo [Avis]. 2016-06-26.
  • Love, Gary. (2016) Interviewed for the article 'Brexit kan endre Storbritannia' in Adressa. Trondheim [Avis]. 2016-06-24.
  • Love, Gary. (2015) Recorded interview about modern Britain for the NRK P2 programme Kulturhuset. Oslo [Radio]. 2015-05-06.
  • Love, Gary. (2013) 'En av Storbritannias aller største ledere. Forsker om Thatcher: En kontroversiell figur', VG. Oslo [Avis]. 2013-04-08.
  • Love, Gary. (2013) Interview about Britain in the 1930s and the film The King's Speech for the NRK P3 radio programme 'Hallo P3'. Oslo [Radio]. 2013-05-15.
  • Love, Gary. (2013) 'Margaret Thatcher er død', Aftenbladet. Stavanger [Avis]. 2013-04-08.
  • Love, Gary. (2013) 'Margareth Thatcher (87) er død', Aftenposten. Oslo [Avis]. 2013-04-08.
  • Love, Gary. (2013) Radio interview on the question of Scottish Independence. Bergen [Radio]. 2013-02-13.
  • Love, Gary. (2013) 'Thatcher forandret Storbritannia', Nettavisen. Oslo [Avis]. 2013-04-08.
  • Love, Gary. (2011) 'Opptøyene sjokkerer briter', Trondheim [Avis]. 2011-08-09.