• 11 Citations
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20122019

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Personal profile

Research Interests

I am an historian of modern Britain. With a particular interest in intelligence and espionage history and the Home Front during the Second World War, my work has focussed on the dynamics of class and gender on secret organisations. My most recent book is biography of John Cairncross, the so-called "fifth man" of the Cambridge Five spy ring, published in May 2019. 

Biography

I joined Coventry University in February 2017. I am an elected fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the Social History Society.

Education/Academic qualification

British History, Doctorate

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Research Output

Bletchley Park and Big Science: Industrialising the Secret War, 1939-1945

Smith, C., 15 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Intelligence History. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

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    Women in the Shadow War: Gender, Class and MI5 in the Second World War

    Toy, R. & Smith, C., 2018, In : Women's History Review. 27, 5, p. 688-706 19 p.

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    ‘Bright chaps for hush-hush jobs’: masculinity, class and civilians in uniform at Bletchley Park

    Smith, C., 2018, Men, Masculinities and Male Culture in the Second World War. Pattinson, J. & Robb, L. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 145-168 24 p.

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  • Press / Media

    Review: The Last Cambridge Spy

    Chris Smith

    28/07/19

    1 item of media coverage

    Press/Media: Other

    Dan Snow's History Hit Interview

    Chris Smith

    4/07/19

    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Interview with Scottish Sun

    Chris Smith

    7/05/19

    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Last Cambridge Spy featured in Mail on Sunday

    Chris Smith

    27/04/19

    1 item of media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Brexit and the Memory of the Second World War

    Chris Smith

    14/02/19

    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment