Tim Stanley’s research is focused on US political history from 1945 to the present. He is interested in the relationship between ideology, activism and party politics. He completed a BA, MPhil and PhD in modern history at Trinity College Cambridge from 2001-2007. He has taught at Sussex University and Queen Mary College, and he held a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship at Royal Holloway from 2009-2011. He was a member of the Oxford history department from 2011-2012, supervising post-graduates.
Tim has written two books, Kennedy vs Carter: the 1980 Battle for the Democratic Party’s Soul (Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2010) and The Crusader: the Life and Tumultuous Times of Pat Buchanan (New York: Thomas Dunne/St Martin’s Press, 2012). He co-edited a collection of essays with Jonathan Bell titled, Making Sense of American Liberalism (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2012). His next book – a study of Hollywood’s influence in national politics called Citizen Hollywood – will be published by St. Martin’s Press in 2014.