Rory Scothorne

Issued: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:58:00 GMT

University of Edinburgh

The Long Retreat: Class, Power and the National Question in Scotland, 1972-1997

Academic History:

2016 - present PhD, Scottish History (University of Edinburgh)

2014 - 2015 MA, Social & Political Thought (Sussex University)

2010 - 2014 MA (Hons), History & Politics (University of Edinburgh)


Professor Ewen Cameron

Professor James Mitchell

Research Interests:

  • Nationalism & National Identity
  • Western Marxist & Post-Marxist Thought
  • The History of the Left & Far Left
  • Modern Scottish History
  • 20th & 21st Century Political & Social Thought
  • Critical Political Economy
  • The Frankfurt School
  • The 'New Left'

Previous Research Projects:

‘Tom Nairn & The Break-up of Britain: The Origins & Development of a ‘Marxist’ Scottish Nationalism’ (2015), Masters thesis, Sussex University

‘Symptom, ‘Virus’ or Cure?: ‘Progressive’ Scottish Nationalism in a Global Context’ (2014), Undergraduate thesis, University of Edinburgh


(Forthcoming) Scothorne, R., Gibbs, E., ‘Origins of the Present Crisis?: The Emergence of ‘Left-Wing’ Scottish Nationalism, 1956-1979’ in Evan Smith, Matthew Worley (eds.), Waiting For The Revolution: The British Far-Left From 1956 Vol. II (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017)

Gallagher, C., Scothorne, R., Westwell, A., Roch Winds: A Treacherous Guide to the State of Scotland (Edinburgh: Luath Press, 2016)

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