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US Centre Staff

Meet our staff, faculty affiliates, and steering committee.

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Peter Trubowitz
Centre Director

 

 

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Chris Gilson
Researcher and Managing Editor, USAPP blog

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Saaga Leppänen
Centre Assistant

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John Collins
Executive Director

 

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Sallyann Oates
Administrative Coordinator

 

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Alexander Soderholm
Policy Coordinator 

 

Centre Affiliates

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Fabien Accominotti

Fabien Accominotti is an Assistant Professor of Sociology. His work focuses on inequality, meritocracy, elites, and the history of social and cultural hierarchy in the United States.

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Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson is Professor in European Politics and Policy. His research examines elections and public opinion in democracies, and the link between the economy and political behaviour.

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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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Dr Fenella Cannell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Her research includes work on kinship and religion in the United States. She has published widely on her research with American Latter-day Saints and is currently completing a monograph on this work. 

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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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Rebecca Elliott

Rebecca Elliott is an Assistant Professor of Sociology; her research examines the economic and political governance of climate change, with a current focus on flood insurance, disaster risk management, and welfare state politics in the United States.

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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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David Soskice

David Soskice has been School Professor and Professor of Political Science and Economics at the LSE since 2012, where his responsibilities include the promotion of interdisciplinary research; and is currently Research Director of the LSE International Inequalities Institute.

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Charis Thompson

Charis Thompson is Professor of Science & Technology Studies, Department of Sociology. Her book in progress, Getting Ahead: AI and Genome Editing in an Age of Inequality, examines the relations between science and technology elites, democracy, and inequality.

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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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Thomas Gift

Thomas Gift is a Lecturer of Political Science at UCL, where he teaches on Public Policy Economics and Analysis and is the Director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Programme.

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Kohei Watanabe

Kohei Watanabe is an assistant professor at the Waseda Institute for Advanced Study at Waseda University. He is interested in quantitative analysis of textual data from a political communication and international relations perspective.

Past 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. 

 

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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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