Professor David James Reynolds

Professor of International History
Research interests
American History since 1750, modern European and modern British History.

David Reynolds is Professor of International History and a Fellow of Christ's College. He studied at Cambridge and Harvard Universities and has been a regular visitor to the United States since first going there as a graduate student in 1973. In 2013-2015 he was Chairman of the History Faculty.

His visiting positions include posts at Harvard, Nihon University in Tokyo and Sciences Po in Paris. He won the Wolfson Prize for History, 2004, and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2005. 

He is the author of eleven books, and five edited or co-edited volumes. His most recent books are The Kremlin Letters: Stalin's Wartime Correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt (2018) and The Long Shadow - on the legacies of the Great War for the 20th century , which was awarded the 2014 Hessell-Tiltman Prize. He has also written and presented thirteen historical documentaries for BBC TV, ranging across the international history of the 20th century, as well as the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series America, Empire of Liberty.

David has supervised a broad range of research students, but with a general focus on U.S. and British foreign policy and on transatlantic relations in World War Two and the Cold War.

He is also developing research links with the Imperial War Museum through through his work on the Academic Advisory Committee for the IWM's new galleries on the First World War (opened 2014) and now the Second World War.