My doctoral research focused on U.S. foreign policy making in the early-to-mid Twentieth Century, specifically the career of former Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles. I examined the intersection of personality, ideology, politics, and institutions in the creation and implementation of foreign policy. Beyond this, I’m interested in contemporary American and Canadian politics, LGBT rights, and urban geography.
Dr Parkes teaches the following courses at undergraduate level:
HY116 - International History since 1890