Lecturer in field: International Politics
BA University of Birmingham
PhD University of Birmingham
Phone: +44 (0)1970 628637
Fax: +44 ()1970 622709
Andrew Priest is a Lecturer in International Politics specialising in the history of United States foreign policy. He joined the Department in 2003 after receiving a PhD in American Studies from the University of Birmingham and working as a Research Associate at the Centre for Studies in Security and Diplomacy at Birmingham. He has been a Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University in Washington DC and an Eccles Fellow in North American Studies at the British Library. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Andrew Priest’s doctoral thesis and monograph examined US-UK relations in NATO during the 1960s and he has also written about the Vietnam War and its effects on the United States. While maintaining a strong interest in these areas, he has become increasingly concerned with the origins of American power, especially its domestic sources. His current project is a study of ideas in United States foreign policy in the late nineteenth century, focusing in particular on elite opinion of European empires and imperial practices. This work aims to shed light on understandings of American imperialism and anti-imperialism, and how policymakers saw themselves competing with the other major powers of the day. He is in the process of writing a monograph on this topic.
IP37520 US-UK Special Relations
IP38120 The American Century: America in the World Since 1914
IP38220 The Evolution of American Foreign Policy
IPM7230 The ‘Vietnam Syndrome’ and American Foreign Policy
History of United States Foreign Policy
US-European Relations (especially US-UK)
Kennedy, Johnson and NATO: Britain, America and the Dynamics of Alliance, 1962-68 (London and New York: Routledge, 2006
Works in Progress
‘The United States and European imperialism, 1865-90’, monograph to be published in c.2013