Professor of European International Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Anne Deighton works on a number of themes relating to the contemporary history and political integration of Europe. A new research project relates to cultural activities and political power in postwar Britain.
Deighton's major writing project is a political biography of Ernest Bevin, British foreign secretary in the 1940s. He was central to the creation of many of the international institutions which shape our world today. On more contemporary issues, Deighton has published on European security institutions; the genesis of human rights issues; and the use, and abuse, of military force in the contemporary world.