Dr. Matthew Hendley, Professor of History, served as the External Examiner

Dr. Matthew Hendley, Professor of History, served as the External Examiner for a PhD defense at the Department of History at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on August 10, 2016. Dr. Hendley helped examine the defense of Leanna Fong’s doctoral dissertation in British History entitled “The Conservative Party and Perceptions of the British Middle Classes, 1951 – 1974”. This dissertation argued for the ideological uncertainty of the postwar Conservative middle classes in Great Britain and the lack of a clear progression between the 1951-74 period and the “self-sufficient acquisitive middle class consumers” championed by Thatcherism. The candidate was successful in her defense!