• 8 Citations
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20122019
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Personal profile

Research Interests

I am an historian of modern Britian. 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. At present I am writing a biography of John Cairncross, the so-called "fifth man" of the Cambridge Five spyring. 

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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masculinity Social Sciences
World War Social Sciences
gender Social Sciences
Wartime Arts & Humanities
resilience Social Sciences
Second World War Arts & Humanities
social status Social Sciences
intelligence Social Sciences

Research Output 2012 2019

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)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Enterprise
Big Science
Military
Second World War
Traffic
Ring
Spies
Espionage
Treasury
Enigma
69 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Columnist
Anglo-American
American Cinema
Sherlock Holmes
Propaganda
30 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
World War
gender
masculinity
resilience
social status

‘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.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

masculinity
World War
communications
Military
traffic

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