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Dominic Fenech is professor of modern and contemporary history.  He is the Head of Department of History and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts.  He studied history as an undergraduate at the University of Malta.  In 1974 he was elected Rhodes Scholar and continued his studies at the University of Oxford, where he completed his D.Phil in 1977 with a dissertation on modern Anglo-Vatican diplomatic relations.  Dominic Fenech joined the University of Malta as a lecturer in 1979, teaching modern Maltese and international history with a focus on the Mediterranean.  In 1986/87 he was elected fellow of the Centre for International Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he pursued his interests in contemporary international relations in the Mediterranean.   Thereafter he launched and for a number of years directed Contemporary Mediterranean Studies at the University of Malta.  Professor Fenech’s main research and teaching interests are in the areas of contemporary Mediterranean politics and in Maltese political and constitutional history, as well as current political development.  His recent publications include Endemic Democracy, the first volume of a study of Maltese political history in the inter-war years.  Besides his academic interests, Dominic Fenech is a regular contributor to public discussion and has a long-standing interest in journalism and the media.  

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