Our people

US Centre Staff

Meet our staff, faculty affiliates, and steering committee.

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Peter Trubowitz
Centre Director

 

 

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Adeola Akande
Centre Manager

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Chris Gilson
Researcher and Managing Editor, USAPP blog

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John Collins
Executive Director

 

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Winnie Agnew-Pauley
Statistician

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Charlotte Eaton
Events and Communications Assistant

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Sallyann Oates
Administrative Coordinator

 

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Alexander Soderholm
Policy Coordinator 

 

Centre affiliates

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Roham Alvandi

Dr Roham Alvandi is Associate Professor of International History at the LSE. He has written extensively on the history of Iran’s foreign relations and his current research focuses on global human rights activism and the origins of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. 

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Sarah Banet-Weiser

Sarah Banet-Weiser is Professor of Media and Communications and Head of the Department of Media and Communications at LSE.  

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Megan Black

Dr Megan Black is assistant professor of International History with research interests in the United States and the world, environmental history, and political economy. 

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Steven Casey

Professor Steven Casey's research interests lie in the fields of US History since 1933, including the US and WWII, and the Korean War.

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Michael Cox

Professor Michael Cox is Director of LSE IDEAS and Professor of International Relations at LSE.

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Lloyd Gruber

Dr Lloyd Gruber's current research interests include globalisation, international political economy, and public policy analysis.

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Tanya Harmer

Dr Tanya Harmer is a specialist on the Cold War in Latin America, particularly on former Chilean President Allende and US-Chilean relations in the mid-1970s.

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Matthew Jones

Professor Matthew Jones's research interests focus on the history of British and America foreign and defence policy policy in the twentieth century.

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Nicola Lacey

Professor Nicola Lacey's research interests are criminal justice and American crime, punishment and inequality.

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Michael McQuarrie

Dr Michael McQuarrie's work is primarily concerned with the transformation of urban politics, governance, and civil society since 1973, and the causes of these developments.

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James Morrison

Dr James Morrison's research focuses on the role of ideas and intellectuals in foreign economic policy; in particular, on how ideas interact with institutions and interests to shape policy.

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Clive Nwonka

Dr Clive James Nwonka is an LSE Fellow in Film Studies within the Department of Sociology. His research is situated at the intersections of contemporary realism and film policy, with particular interests in black British film, international cinemas and American Independent film. 

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Stephanie Rickard

Dr Stephanie Rickard's research is on trade policy, specifically non-tariff barriers to foreign trade (including state subsidies and discriminatory government procurement practices).

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Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey

Professor Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey's research interests are in political economy (trade policy and monetary policy) and quantitative textual analysis.

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Amanda Sheely

Dr Amanda Sheely's research interests are on welfare reform implementation and its effects, as well as the causes and effects of poverty on families.

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Imaobong Umoren

Dr Imaobong Umoren is Assistant Professor of International Gender History at the London School of Economics. She works on the history of race and gender in the Caribbean, US and wider African diaspora in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Steering Committee

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Sarah Banet-Weiser

Sarah Banet-Weiser is Professor of Media and Communications and Head of the Department of Media and Communications at LSE.  

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Tim Besley

Professor Tim Besley is School Professor of Economics and Political Science and the W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics.

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Michael Cox

Professor Michael Cox is Director of LSE IDEAS and Professor of International Relations at LSE.

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Lloyd Gruber

Dr Lloyd Gruber's current research interests include globalisation, international political economy, and public policy analysis.

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Matthew Jones

Professor Matthew Jones's research interests focus on the history of British and America foreign and defence policy policy in the twentieth century.

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Nicola Lacey

Professor Nicola Lacey's research interests are criminal justice and American crime, punishment and inequality.

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Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey

Professor Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey's research interests are in political economy (trade policy and monetary policy) and quantitative textual analysis.

Visiting Fellows

 

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David Smith

Dr David Smith is a Senior Lecturer in American Politics and Foreign Policy at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. 

 

Jonathan Monten

Jonathan Monten

Dr Jonathan Monten is Lecturer in Political Science and Director of the International Public Policy Program at the School of Public Policy, University College London.  

 

 

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Telephone

Telephone +44 (0)207 955 6938

Address

LSE US Centre, Pethick-Lawrence House, 9th Floor, , Clement's Inn, London, WC2A 2AZ