Dr Thomas Adams

Lecturer in History and American Studies


Phone: +61 2 9036 7948

Expertise: Race, gender, and economic Inequality in America, US domestic and electoral politics, Latin American/Caribbean-US foreign affairs, "social" political issues such as abortion, gay rights, cultural conflicts, immigration, and imprisonment/policing, the Supreme Court.

Dr Thomas Jessen Adams is jointly appointed between the United States Studies Centre and the Department of History. He received his PhD in US History from the University of Chicago.

Before coming to Sydney he taught at the University of Chicago and Tulane University where he was American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellow and Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow.

His research focuses on a variety of topics in US history including the history of political economy and labour, urban history, social movements, legal history, and race and gender. Recently his work has begun to examine the contemporary history, politics, and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South.