I see teaching as a way in which all researchers can and should contribute to having an immediate positive impact on society. I believe that the skills that studying history fosters – critical thinking, writing persuasively, using evidence – are valuable ones, and that we owe it to all our student to teach them effectively.
In December 2020, I started a new role at the University of Sheffield, teaching several courses on contemporary European history. If you’re a student from Sheffield looking for my office hours, email or other information, you can find all that here.
My previous teaching experience includes:
Lecturer in Modern European History, University of Edinburgh
I taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses on skills and methods, modern European and global history and Nazi Germany. I was particularly proud of taking over as course organiser for one of Edinburgh’s largest history subjects, ‘Making of the Modern World’, and undertaking the first significant reform of course delivery and content since it first ran in 2016/17.
Teaching Fellow in Modern European History, University of Edinburgh
After finishing my PhD, I was employed as a Teaching Fellow at Edinburgh, where I helped teach a range of courses covering modern British, European and Global history. I also supervised student research projects relating to ‘Transnational Anti-Fascisms’.
Lecturer – History & Politics, LEAPS Summer School.
In the summer of 2017 and 2018, I helped deliver a team-led course on modern History & Politics, aimed at school leavers from local state schools in the Edinburgh area, offering them preparation for university-level study.
Graduate Tutor – University of Edinburgh
As a PhD candidate, I led tutorials for a wide range of undergraduate British, European and Global history courses at the University of Edinburgh.
Student Feedback and Testimonials
“Tutorials were very engaging and thought-provoking”
“Created a safe environment for everyone to participate”
“Very engaging with us as a class and ensures great support”
“Feedback was really extensive and helpful towards improvement”
“Very accessible in person and via email”
“Makes class super interesting even if the topic is pretty dull”
“Informative and engaging”
“Fraser is always prepared and fosters interesting and thought-provoking discussion. Have learned a lot from him!”