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Dr. Owen, a British citizen, joined Westlake Academy in 2015.  Educated in England, he graduated with a BA in History and Politics from the University of Nottingham, and a Master’s degree in European Studies and a PhD in Modern History from the University of Cambridge.  Prior to joining Westlake, he worked in London as a Research Fellow for the History of Parliament Trust, a long-running scholarly project funded by the British Houses of Parliament. He has also taught at Liberal Arts Colleges on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2014 his book, Labour and the Caucus, a study of the early British Labour Party, was published in both the UK and USA. At Westlake, where he is Head of Department for the Humanities, he teaches HL History (for which he is also an IB Examiner) and AP US History.