Professor Jo Fox
Pro Vice Chancellor (Research and Engagement) and Dean, School of Advanced Study, University of London
As a regular commentator on historical and contemporary disinformation campaigns (‘fake news’), Jo joins us to discuss the impact this has on society.
Jo is the Pro Vice Chancellor (Research and Engagement) and Dean, School of Advanced Study, University of London. She is a specialist in the history of propaganda and psychological warfare in twentieth-century Europe. She has published on propaganda in Britain and Germany during the First and Second World Wars, in particular exploring the connections between propaganda and popular opinion, and on mis-and disinformation in contemporary society. She is currently working on an AHRC COVID-19 rapid response project on ‘COVID-19 rumours in historical context’. Prior to her current role, she was the first female Director of the Institute of Historical Research, first female Professor of Modern History and first female Head of Department at Durham University, where she began her academic career in 1999.