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University of Lincoln
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United Kingdom

About Finn Pollard

Finn Pollard is a Principal Lecturer in American History. He completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2006 in the field of early national US culture, exploring writers including Washington Irving, Hugh Henry Brackenridge and James Fenimore Cooper. Prior to taking up his appointment at Lincoln in January 2009 he held temporary lectureships at the Universities of Glasgow and Newcastle. He is currently working on the representation of the United States in British literature and film in the twentieth century. Away from Americana he enjoys opera and theatre (and sometimes writes reviews for the website ).

Department Responsibilities

Finn is the Programme Leader for the BA History degree. He coordinates modules at all levels of the undergraduate degree including a specialist module at Level 3 on the United States from Revolution to New Republic. He also offers an optional MA module on The British Image of the United States 1896-present. He is also Co-ordinator for History Study Abroad.

Subject Specialism

Anglo-American Relations, Early National America, US Presidential History


  • MA, MSc, PhD (Edinburgh)


Presenter, Past Prologue, Siren FM - monthly show in which members of the School of History & Heritage reflect on topical issues related to their research - previous editions available to listen again - Interview with BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Nicola Gilroy Show on President Trump’s “travel ban” Executive Order (30/1/17) Two short interviews with BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Nicola Gilroy Show on the 2016 US Election (8/11/16 and 9/11/16) Contributor to American Cousins, Siren FM, US Election-eve programme (8/11/16). Programme won an RTDNA (Radio Television Digital News Association) Edward R. Murrow Regional Award in the International Region for News Documentary - Panel member for Siren FM’s US Election Results Programme (9/11/16) -

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Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • Royal Historical Society — Fellow
  • Higher Education Academy — Fellow
  • British Association for American Studies (BAAS)
  • Film and History