Luke has published widely in the field of British Political History in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His particular interests include political language and communication in and outside Parliament, psephology and election analysis, social class and politics, and the histories of the Conservative, Liberal, and Labour parties. Luke is also interested in the digital humanities and innovative computer-based methodologies, especially text mining. He is currently finishing his book on British election speeches and party language in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods, and also has publications in outlets including the Historical Journal, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Twentieth Century British History, Journal of British Studies, Historical Research, and Parliamentary History.
Luke has been teaching at Hertford College since 2013, and was previously the Draper’s Company Junior Research Fellow at the college. He has co-taught the ‘Forging of Modern Britain’ course for visiting students since 2014.