Background and activities

I am a historian and an Associate Professor 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 contribute to the cultural history component of the English degree programme at NTNU and I have taught various undergraduate courses on different aspects of modern British history since 2011. In 2017-18 I was a Visiting Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge, a Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge, and a Ransom Fellow at the University of Texas, Austin. 

Academic Interests

  • Twentieth Century Britain
  • British Conservatism
  • Radical-right and fascist politics
  • British Media and Political Journalism
  • Britain's relationship with Scandinavia and Europe

I supervise MA dissertations on modern British history and politics (15 of my students have completed their theses since 2012). My students have studied a wide-range of topics, including aspects of politics, international relations, economic ideas, policy-making, national identity, sport, leisure and tourism, youth cultures, and religion.


I am now writing a monograph on the political writing and intellectual cultures of Conservatism in Britain, 1924-64, which builds on an article I published in the Historical Journal in 2014. I have also just completed three new journal articles on the limits of right-wing women's political activism in mid-twentieth century Britain, the history of the Tory Reform Committee and the Design for Freedom movement in the 1940s, and the history of the Conservative-leaning monthly periodical The New English Review. I am also the Principal Investigator and project leader of a major comparative and transnational history project, which explores the history of British and Scandinavian Conservative Parties from the 1930s to the 1960s.

I was a founder and the principal organizer of the Twentieth Century History Research Seminar at the Faculty of Humanities during 2015-17. I hope to re-start the seminar in 2019.

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.