Dr. Matthew Hinds obtained his PhD. from the London School of Economics, which examined Anglo-American relations in Saudi Arabia between the years of 1941 and 1945. He received his MA degree with distinction in the History of International Relations from the LSE’s Department of International History and graduated Cum Laude at the Catholic University of America with an honours BA degree in Politics. Previously, he was also a visiting scholar at George Washington University in Washington DC and at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland.
Dr. Hinds has taught classes in the Department of International History at the LSE on the British Empire and Anglo-American relations in the Middle East during the period of Nasser. Currently, he is one of the lecturers for the undergraduate course International History since 1890 (HY116) and teaches the masters courses: Presidents, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy, from Roosevelt to Reagan 1933 to 1989 (HY422) & Anglo-American Relations from World War to Cold War (HY429), the latter of which he will serve as convenor for during the 2014-15 academic year.
Dr. Hinds’ research interests include the history of Anglo-American relations, the British Empire, post-war American and British politics as well as subjects that pertain to the Middle East, imperialism and decolonization. In 2015, IB Tauris will be publishing his monograph, which is entitled: The US, the UK and Saudi Arabia in World War II: The Middle East and the Origins of a Special Relationship.