Simon Newman is the Sir Denis Brogan Professor of History at the University of Glasgow. He has expertise in the history of the American Revolution and the early American republic, the relationship between Britain and America, and American politics and society.
He has degrees from the University of Nottingham, the University of Wisconsin, and Princeton University, and he has held academic posts at Northern Illinois University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Glasgow.
His books include:
- Parades and the Politics of the Street: Festive Culture in the Early American Republic (1997)
- Embodied History: The Lives of the Poor in Early Philadelphia (2003)
- Europe’s American Revolution (2006)
- Essays on Benjamin Franklin, American Protestantism, the slave trade and plantation slavery, and British views of America.
He has received numerous fellowships and prizes in both the US and the UK, and currently holds a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship (2010-2012). A member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, Virginia, and of the advisory council of the Institute for the Study of the Americas in London, he is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.