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, particularly during the era of apartheid from 1948 to 1994.

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.


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.

Book Reviews

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.


  • 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 2019-20).

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

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