top of page

New JBS Editors

Dec 8, 2022

Welcome Nadja Durbach and Tammy M. Proctor, our new Journal of British Studies editors!

We are delighted to announce the selection of the next editors for the Journal of British Studies. Nadja Durbach (University of Utah) and Tammy M. Proctor (Utah State University) will serve as co-editors. Their five-year term will begin July 1, 2023.

We want to take this opportunity to thank our current editors, Sandra den Otter (Queen’s University) and Jeff Collins (Queen’s University) for their efforts over the past years and their leadership during the unpredictable challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Please note that the transition to a new editorial team will not affect submissions in progress. The JBS book review editors, Onni Gust (University of Nottingham) and David Gehring (University of Nottingham) will remain the same until the conclusion of their term.

Nadja Durbach is Professor of History at the University of Utah. She received her BA (Honours) from the University of British Columbia and her PhD from the Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of three books on the history of the body in modern Britain: Bodily Matters: The Anti-Vaccination Movement in England, 1853-1907 (2005), Spectacle of Deformity: Freak Shows and Modern British Culture (2010) and Many Mouths: The Politics of Food in Britain from the Workhouse to the Welfare State (2020). Her current book project is entitled Registration Nation: Identity, Privacy, and the Recording of Persons in Modern Britain.

Tammy M. Proctor is Distinguished Professor of History in the Department of History at Utah State University. She teaches modern European and world history. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Proctor holds degrees in journalism and history from the University of Missouri and a PhD in history from Rutgers University. Dr. Proctor’s recent publications include An English Governess in the Great War: The Secret Diary of Mary Thorp (2017), with Sophie De Schaepdrijver, Gender and the Great War (2017), with Susan Grayzel, and World War I: A Short History (2017). She is presently working on a study of American humanitarian aid in Europe from 1914-1924 entitled Saving Europe, due out with Oxford University Press in 2023. You can connect with her on Twitter and Instagram, both @usuhistorienne, or visit

bottom of page