Academics & Experts


The academics and experts who teach, research and offer commentary for the United States Studies Centre include some of the world's leading scholars on the United States, spanning fields including US politics, national security, contemporary media and culture, welfare policy, anti-Americanism, health care, business innovation, history and urban planning.

 

Professors


Associate Professors


Senior Lecturers

  • David Smith
    Senior Lecturer in American Politics and Foreign Policy & USSC Academic Director


Lecturers


Research Associates


Research Affiliates

  • Jeffrey L. Bleich
    Visiting Professor & former US Ambassador to Australia
  • James Curran
    Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Sydney
  • Nicole Hemmer
    Visiting Research Associate at the Miller Center, University of Virginia
  • Adam Lockyer
    Senior Lecturer in Security Studies at Macquarie University
  • Shawn Treier
    Lecturer at the Australian National University
  • Shane White
    Challis Professor of History at the University of Sydney


Casual Lecturers


Professors

 


Professor Robert Hill, AC

Professorial Fellow and Senior Advisor


Robert Hill was a member of the Australian Senate from 1981 to 2006, representing South Australia. He was educated at the University of Adelaide and the London School of Economics, where he gained a m… more



Linda Jakobson

Visiting Professor


Expertise: regional competition between United States and China, impact of US-China dynamics on Australia-China relations, maritime security and the US-China dimension, Northeast Asian security dynami… more


Associate Professors

 




Senior Lecturers

 

Lecturers

 







Research Associates

 

John Barron

Research Associate


John Barron is a Research Associate at the US Studies Centre and teaches a winter course in US campaign politics and the media.… more





Ashley Townshend

Research Fellow, Alliance 21 Program, currently a Visiting Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Center, Fudan University, Shanghai

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Expertise: International security, defense issues, and strategic affairs with a focus on Asian security, US and allied foreign policy, US-China relations, and the evolving Indo-Pacific region, includi… more


Research Affiliates

 

The Honourable Jeffrey Bleich

Visiting Professor & former US Ambassador to Australia


Jeffrey Bleich is the former US Ambassador to Australia. He is a Visiting Professor and a member of the Council of Advisors at the US Studies Centre.… more


Associate Professor James Curran

Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Sydney


Dr Curran teaches Australian history. His current research, funded by an ARC Discovery Project (2010-2012), explores the history of the Australia/US Alliance from Nixon's 1969 Guam Doctrine to the ear… more


Dr Nicole Hemmer

Visiting Research Associate at the Miller Center, University of Virginia


Expertise: Media and politics in America; US domestic politics especially the Republican Party and conservative movement; Women and politics in the US… more



Dr Shawn Treier

Lecturer at the Australian National University


Shawn Treier is a Lecturer at the School of Politics and International Relations (CASS RSS) at the Australian National University and received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. His research interest… more


Professor Shane White

Challis Professor of History at the University of Sydney


Shane White is Professor of American History, and an Australian Professorial Fellow, at the University of Sydney. He is the author of Somewhat More Independent: The End of Slavery in New York City, 17… more


Casual Lecturers

 

Dr Harry Melkonian

Casual Lecturer


Dr Harry Melkonian is a practicing lawyer and legal educator. He has practiced law since 1975 and is licensed in England, New South Wales as well as New York and California in the USA. He has lectured… more


Michael Thompson

Casual Lecturer


Michael Thompson is a historian of US foreign relations and US religious and intellectual history with over five years experience lecturing in American History at several of Australia’s leading … more


Professor Ian Tyrrell

Casual Lecturer


Ian Tyrrell is Scientia Professor of History at the University of New South Wales. Born in Brisbane, Queensland, he was educated at the University of Queensland and Duke University, where he was a Ful… more


 

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