I completed my PhD in 2017 from Teesside University, researching in the Centre for Fascist, Anti-Fascist and Post-Fascist Studies. I have published a number of academic articles, book chapters, reviews and other research outputs.
My research broadly relates to: British political history; the far right in Britain; British imperial history; conspiracy theory; anti-Semitism; fascism in Europe; Islamophobia; contemporary right-wing extremism; right-wing populism.
Stocker, P. Lost Imperium: Far Right Visions of the British Empire, c.1920-1980 (Abingdon: Routledge), forthcoming 2020.
Stocker, P, Feldman, M & Dagnino, J (eds.). The ‘New Man’ in Radical Right Ideology and Practice, 1918-1945, (London: Bloomsbury, 2018).
Stocker, P. ‘The Right Wing Press and the British National Party: Anti-Fascist or Mainstreaming the Extreme?’, l’Observatoire de la société britannique, [forthcoming], in press.
Stocker, P. ‘Importing Fascism: Re-appraising the British Fascisti, 1923-1926’, Journal of Contemporary British History 30 (3) 2016, pp.326-348 (access here – subscription required).
Stocker, P. ‘Holocaust Memory and the Clash of Victimhood in Estonia, 1998-2012’, Baltic Worlds 9 (1-2) 2016, pp.17-25 (access here).
Stocker, P. ‘The Imperial Spirit: British Fascism and Empire, 1919-1940’, Religion Compass 9 (2) 2015, pp.45-54 (access here – subscription required).
Stocker, P & Feldman, M. ‘Far-Right Islamophobia: From Ideology to “Mainstreamed” Hate Crimes’ in Imran Awan and Irene Zempi (eds.) Key Readings in Islamophobia (Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan), forthcoming.
Stocker, P. ‘From War Criminal to British Bulldog: Memory of Winston Churchill and the British Far Right’ in Belanger, S and Prum, M (eds.) War Memories: Commemoration, Re-enactment, Writings of War in the English Speaking World (Montreal: McGill Queen’s University Press), in press.
Stocker, P. ‘British Radical Right Anti-Zionism and the Imperial Conspiracy, 1922-1940’ in Cârstocea, R and Kovács, É (eds.) Modern Anti-Semitisms in the European and Colonial Peripheries from the 1880s to 1945 (Vienna: New Academic Press), in press.
Stocker, P & Feldman, M. ‘The Post-Brexit Far Right in Britain’ in Kallis, A, Zeiger, S & Ozturk, B (eds.) Violent Radicalisation and Far-Right Extremism in Europe (Istanbul: SETA Publications), pp.124-171 (access here).
Stocker, P, Feldman, M & Dagnino, J. ‘Building Illiberal Subjects: The New Man in the Radical Right Universe, 1919-45’ in Dagnino, J, Feldman, M & Stocker, P (eds.) The ‘New Man’ in Radical Right Ideology and Practice, 1919-45 (London: Bloomsbury, 2018), pp.1-15.
Book Reviews and Review Essays
Stocker, P. ‘Colin Jordan and Britain’s Neo-Nazi Movement: Hitler’s Echo by Paul Jackson’, English Historical Review 133 (563), p.293 (access here – subscription required).
Stocker, P. (Review essay) ‘Populist parties, extremists and loners: Extreme Right-Wing Political Violence and Terrorism (eds.) Max Taylor, Donald Holbrook and P.M. Currie; Right Wing Populism in Europe: Politics and Discourse (eds.) Ruth Wodak, Majid Khosravinik and Brigitte Mral’, Patterns of Prejudice 50 (3) 2016, pp.319-323 (access here – subscription required).
Stocker, P. ‘British Fascist Antisemitism and Jewish Responses, 1932-40 by Daniel Tilles’, Contemporary British History 30 (4) (2016), pp.615-616 (access here – subscription required).
Stocker, P. ‘Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia by Sindre Bangstad, Journal of Political Criminology 1 (1) (2016), pp.47-48 (access here).
Stocker, P. ‘Rethinking Fascism and Dictatorship in Europe (eds.) Antonio Costa Pinto & Aristotle Kallis’, Politics, Religion and Ideology, 16 (1) 2015, pp.108-109 (access here – subscription required).
Stocker, P. ‘The Post-War Anglo-American Far Right (eds.) Paul Jackson & Anton Shekhovtsov’, Patterns of Prejudice, 49 (1-2) 2015, pp.191-193 (access here – subscription required).
Research Papers Presented at Conferences and Seminars
‘The British Far Right and the Afterlife of Empire’, After Empire: The Contested History of Decolonisation, Empire and Race in Modern Britain, University of Leeds, December 2018 [forthcoming].
‘British Imperialism in Radical Right and Fascist Ideology’, Modern International History Group Seminar, Sheffield University, May 2017.
‘The Right-Wing Press and the British National Party: Anti-Fascist or Mainstreaming the Extreme?’, Racisms and Political Mobilisations: Back Then and Right Now, University of East London, January 2017.
‘International and National Conspiracies: The British Radical Right and Ireland, 1919-1926’, Radical Ideologies and Conspiracy Narratives: Critical Reflections, University of Northampton, July 2016.
‘Their Finest Hour?: The British Extreme Right and Memory of the Second World War, 1999-2010’, War Memories: Commemoration, Re-enactment, Writings of War in the English Speaking World, Paris Diderot University, June 2016.
‘National Decline, International Conspiracy: The Postwar Radical Right in Britain, 1946-1967’, Questioning Decline: Britain and the World after 1945, Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, London, April 2016.
‘Fascism, Imperial Decline and Antisemitic Conspiracy Theory in Britain, 1935-1940’, Right-Wing Politics and the Rise of Anti-Semitism in Europe, 1935-1940/1, Centre for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History, Munich, February 2016.
‘Imperialism and British Extreme Right Anti-Zionism, 1920-1948’, Modern Anti-Semitism(s) in the European and Colonial Peripheries from 1880s to 1945, Simon Wiesenthal Conference, Vienna Wiesenthal Institute, Vienna, November 2015.
‘British Extreme Right Anti-Zionism, 1922-1948’, Teesside University History Seminar Series, Teesside University, November 2015.
‘The Impact of Right-Wing Populism on the European parliament’, How to Counter Right-Wing Populism and Extremism in Europe, Heinrich Boll Stiftung, Brussels, October 2015.
‘Reactionary Dissent: Decolonisation, Kenya and the League of Empire Loyalists’, Politics Beyond Parliament: Protest and Dissent in Historical Perspective, Teesside University, September 2014.
‘The Imperial Spirit: The Edwardian Era, Empire and British Fascism’, Edwardian Premonitions and Echoes, Edwardian Culture Network, University of Liverpool, April 2014.
‘Remembering to Forget: The Holocaust in Contemporary Estonia’. Europe: Crisis and Renewal, British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies European Congress, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, April 2013.
Consultancy and other Work
Researching and building materials on the contemporary far-right used, for training practitioners of HM Government’s ‘Prevent’ counter-extremism strategy by Cleveland Police, 2013 & 2016.
I helped found the Centre for Fascist, Anti-Fascist and Post-Fascist Studies annual newsletter in 2014. I edited the newsletter in 2015 and was a contributor from 2014-2016. You can access all three editions of the journal here: 2014 2015 2016
Centuries of Genocide: A History [Richmond University]
James Bond: A Political and Cultural History [Richmond University]
The Russian Revolution [Teesside University]
Evolution of International Systems [Richmond University]
Introduction to International Relations [Richmond University]
A History of Europe, 1917-1991 [Teesside University]
Key Stage 5 (A Level)
Britain and Ireland, 1798-1921 [OCR]
Russia and it’s Rulers, 1855-1964 [OCR]
Britain, 1930-1997 [OCR]
Democracy and Dictatorship in Germany, 1919-1963 [OCR]
Key Stage 4 (GCSE)
Migration to Britain, c.1000-2010 [OCR]
Impact of Empire, 1688-1730 [OCR]
Modern World History, 1918-2001 [OCR and Cambridge iGCSE]