Dr Christopher Fevre is a historian of twentieth-century Britain with a specific interest in issues of race and racism, the development of community/political activism, and the intersection between race and the criminal justice system. He is also interested in the history of modern South Africa during the era of apartheid from 1948 to 1994, and is particularly interested in the development of global anti-apartheid activism.

In January 2019, Christopher received his PhD from the University of Dundee for a project entitled “Injustice on Their Backs and Justice on Their Minds”: Political Activism and the Policing of London’s Afro-Caribbean Community, 1945-1993. He is currently working on converting his PhD thesis into a published monograph, whilst also beginning a new research project exploring the links between Scotland and South Africa during the second half of the twentieth century and specifically, assessing Scots’ contribution to the international struggle against apartheid.


Kennetta Hammond Perry, 'London is the Place for Me: Black Britons, Citizenship and the Politics of Race'. Christopher Fevre, Political Studies Review, 15, 2, (February 2017), p.315.

Martha Evans, 'Broadcasting the End of Apartheid: Live Television and the Birth of a New South Africa', Christopher Fevre, Political Studies Review, 14, 4, (September 2016), pp.635-636.

Fevre, C. “‘Scottish Exceptionalism?’ Trade Unions and the Anti-Apartheid Movement, 1976–1994.” Journal of Southern African Studies 45, No. 3 (2019): 525-542

Graham, M and Fevre, C. 'Boycotts, rallies and Free Mandela: UK anti-apartheid movement created a blueprint for activists today'The Conversation, 4 April, 2020.

Fevre, C. “‘Race’ and Resistance to Policing Before the ‘Windrush Years’: The Colonial Defence Committee and the Liverpool ‘Race Riots’ of 1948.” Twentieth Century British History 32, No. 1 (2020): 1-23.

Graham, M & Fevre, C. “‘Mandela’s out so apartheid has finished’: the British Anti-Apartheid Movement and South Africa’s transition to majority rule, 1990-1994.” Contemporary British History, Published online September 2021


  • British Academy Writing Workshops, 2020 - 2022
  • University of Dundee Doctoral Fellowship, 2015 - 2018
  • Doctoral Fellowship with the Scottish Centre for Global History, University of Dundee, 2017 - 2018
  • University of Dundee School of Humanities Research Committee Funding Award for Oral History Transcription, 2017
  • University of Dundee School of Humanities Research Postgraduate Travel Fund Award, 2017
  • The Open University, International Centre for the History of Crime, Policing and Justice, Travel Expenses Award, 2017

Public Engagement

Matthew Graham and Christopher Fevre, Public Exhibition, Scotland, Global Solidarity, and Mandela, (forthcoming 2022).

C. Fevre, Demystifying the Academic Conference or Seminar’, Scottish Centre for Global History, (October, 2017).

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