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Dr. Gordon Morrell

Gordon Morrell
​Dr. Gordon Morrell
Faculty of Arts & Science - History, Associate Professor
office: H314
email: gordonm@nipissingu.ca
tel: 705.474.3450      
ext: 4300
fax: 705.474.1947


BA, University of Waterloo;
MA, University of Waterloo;
PhD, Michigan State University

Areas of Specialization:

19th and 20th Century International History, Russian-Soviet history, the History of Secret Intelligence.

Research Interests:

Anglo-Soviet relations in the Interwar (1919-1939) and early Cold War. 

Current & Future Research:

Traitors, True-Believers and British Counter-Intelligence in the 1930s, Soviet Defectors and the Great Purges: Reassessing the world of Walter Krivitsky.

The political economy of globalization in the nineteenth century. 


The Nineteeth Century: The First Age of Industrial Globalization (with Dr. Maartje Abbenhuis) forthcoming publication in the New International History series with Bloomsbury Press (2018-19). 

Britain Confronts the Stalin Revolution: the Metro-Vickers Crisis and Anglo-Soviet Relations (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1995)

"A Higher Stage of Imperialism? The Big Three, the UN Trusteeship System and the Early Cold War" in Imperialism On Trial, edited by R.M. Douglas, Elizabeth Bishop and Michael D. Callahan (Lexington Books, 2006). 

Courses Taught:

​HIST 2137: The 20th Century World (online)

HIST 3716, HIST 3717: Russian-Soviet history

HIST 3526: Spooks: Spies, Traitors, Citizens and the history of the Secret State in the Twentieth Century. (online)

HIST 1016: The Great War (online)

HIST 2626: Restraining the Hounds of War: Just War, International Law, and Human Rights in Modern International History (online)

HIST 2226: European History From the French Revolution to the Great War (online) 

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