Specialty: Writing Program Faculty
Luke Reader is a lecturer in the Writing Program at CWRU. He received a PhD in History from UC Irvine in 2013.
Luke’s teaching concentrates on histories of democracy and populism and the use of history as an ideological tool. His research focuses on Leonard Woolf, internationalism, and the British Labour Party in the first half of the twentieth century. His work on these subjects has appeared in International History Review and Jewish Culture and History. Luke has also written publicly on Brexit, populism, antisemitism, covid-19, and history and popular culture. He has participated in panel discussions on Brexit and links between the British royal family and the British Empire for NPR, Cleveland-area television affiliates, and KPFK radio. Currently, he is studying antifascist book groups in 1930s Britain.