Patricia Clavin’s research explores how economic and social issues took on as much importance as familiar concerns of border protection and weapons’ control in European and global order. Patricia holds the statutory chair in Modern History in the History Faculty, and is a Professorial Fellow at Worcester College.
In 2015 she was awarded both the British Academy Medal which ‘recognizes outstanding achievement that has transformed the field of study in any of the disciplines supported by the Academy’ for her work on international institutions, and Major Leverhulme Research Fellowship to research human security.
She is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Historical Society and a Foreign Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. She is an Associated Researcher at the Centre Marc Bloch Berlin, and a member of the ‘Fate of Nations’ group on global commodities at NTNU. She serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Past & Present.