Mr Chris Parkes

Research and Publications

My doctoral research focuses on U.S. foreign policy making in the early-to-mid Twentieth Century, specifically the career of former Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles.  I examine 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. In the International History Department I teach HY208: The History of the United States since 1783. I am also a Teaching Fellow for LSE 100.


Courses taught:

HY208: The History of the United States since 1783|

Contact Details

Office number: E495

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Office Hours

Wednesdays, 15:00-16:00


Mr Chris Parkes