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Alex Riggs

History, University of Nottingham

Thesis title:

Democratic Party Presidential Primary Campaigns and the Left, 1980-1988

Research Area

  • History


'Book Review: The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party', Midlands Historical Review, 4 (2020), http://www.midlandshistoricalreview.com/the-fight-for-the-soul-of-the-democratic-party/ 



'The Uses of Comparative History'- History Postgraduate Work in Progress Seminars, 12 February 2020, University of Nottingham.


''Part-time Athlete, Full-Time Serious Thinker': Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Arthur Ashe in the 'long 1970s''- East Midlands Centre for Learning and Teaching History in Higher Education: Undergraduate Dissertation Showcase, 7 June 2019, University of Derby.

Other Research Interests

  • Twentieth-Century American History
  • History of Sport
  • African-American History
  • Comparative History


Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS)

Awards and Grants


I was awarded £200 as part of the Sport in History Undergraduate Essay Prize from the British Society of Sports History in November 2019.