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Professor Jo Fox

Member of Steering Group

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Member of Steering Group in the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture  


Jo Fox is a specialist in the history of propaganda in twentieth-century Europe. She has published on the cinematic cultures of Britain and Germany during the Second World War, exploring the connections between film, propaganda and popular opinion. She is currently working on two main projects: on rumour and oral propaganda in the First and Second World Wars and on the 'afterlife' of wartime propaganda narratives from 1945. She is the Honorary Communications Director of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the Council for the International Association for Media and History. Jo Fox is a National Teaching Fellow (2007).

Research interests

  • The history of propaganda in the twentieth century
  • Film history
  • Twentieth-century European history
  • The Second World War
  • Nazi Germany


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Edited book

  • Fox, Jo & Welch, David (2012). Justifying War. Propaganda, Politics and the Modern Age. Palgrave.

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