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Stewart, Professor Andrew

Dr Andrew Stewart

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Telephone: +44 (0)1793 788062

Research Interests

  • The Second World War
  • British History during the Twentieth Century (Imperial, Military and Diplomatic)
  • Professional Military Education
  • Contemporary Security Issues in the Horn of Africa and Eastern Africa

MA Special Subject

The Empire's War: The British Commonwealth and the War in Africa (1940-43) [currently not available]

Doctoral Supervision

Professor Stewart is is currently unable to take on new PhD students.


Professor Andrew Stewart is a senior academic based within King’s College London’s School of Security Studies. Having completed his doctoral studies in the university’s Department of War Studies, since 2002 he has been a member of the Defence Studies Department. He has previously served as the Assistant Dean of Academic Studies and from 2014 to 2017 he was seconded as the Director of Academic Studies at the Royal College of Defence Studies acting as academic adviser to the 3* civilian commandant. In 2018 the title of ‘Professor of Modern Conflict History’ was conferred upon him.

He is a modern British historian with a focus on twentieth century conflict, diplomacy/foreign affairs and empire/commonwealth and has written six sole authored books, three edited or co-edited volumes, and numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. His most recent book, The First Victory: The Second World War and the East Africa Campaign, was published in October 2016 by Yale University Press and was runner-up for the Society for Army Historical Research’s prestigious Templer Medal.

He is currently writing his next book to be published in 2020 by the same publisher which examines British home defence planning through the wartime years and the associated decision-making challenges. In addition to being Founding Director of the King’s Second World War Research Group, he is a Trustee for the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives and sits on the advisory board of the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum. He is married to Joanne, who works for the UK’s Ministry of Defence, and lives in Oxford.

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