Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Michael Ross

MA Candidate
Global History



B.A. in History, (Honours) - 2019


Having recently finished my undergraduate in History at Queen's, I've decided to continue my education as a Master's student. Broadly, my research interests are the development of the centralized nation-state and the history of ultranationalism and/or Fascism, examined through a global historical approach. In particular, I am fascinated by the way that ultranationalist regimes, despite their exclusionary and aggressive rhetoric, tended to emerge at the same time and pursue a degree of co-operation; in Europe alone, Franco's Spain, Mussolini's Italy, and Hitler's Germany emerged within the same approximate time frame, in addition to similar political movements such as the Croix de Feu in France and the British Union of Fascists in the United Kingdom. Under my supervisor, Dr. Amitava Chowdhury, I intend to research the historical processes which led to the simultaneous emergence of Fascist/ultranationalist ideology and regimes globally, especially in the aftermath of the First World War.