General enquiries

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Professor Simon Jackman

Chief Executive Officer

Phone: +61 2 9351 7249

Expertise: US and Australian elections, public opinion, election campaigns and political participation.… more

Dr Thomas Adams

Lecturer in American Studies and History

Phone: +61 2 9036 7948

Expertise: Race, gender, and economic inequality in the US; US domestic and electoral politics; social movements; labour and economics; constitutional law and the Supreme Court; American cities; … more

Susan Beale

Digital and Creative Manager

Phone: +61 2 9036 5087

Susan is responsible for the development and delivery of the US Studies Centre's digital and creative strategy. … more

Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown

Adjunct Associate Professor & Research Director

Expertise: Australian defence and strategic policy, US defence and strategic policy, Australia-US political relations, all research produced by Alliance 21… more

Sandy Burgoyne

Director of the Future Cities Collaborative

Sandy Burgoyne has 20 years corporate experience in developing and leading business strategy, marketing, change and business transformation within the telecommunications, information technology, retai… more

Mara Gonzales

Events Officer

Phone: +61 2 8627 0565

Mara has been working in strategic marketing roles in the corporate, education and not-for-profit industries for the last five years, which has given her a strong background in events marketing, proje… more


Dr Sarah Graham

Lecturer in US Foreign Policy

Phone: +61 2 8627 4136

Expertise: US relations with India, Pakistan and the South Asia region, US foreign policy and defense issues in Asia, Australasia and the Middle East, US political debates around foreign policy and de… more

Dr Gorana Grgic

Lecturer in US Politics and Foreign Policy

Phone: +61 2 8627 0128

Expertise: US domestic politics and foreign policy, US-Russia relations, foreign intervention in conflicts, transatlantic relations, ethnic conflicts and conflict resolution.… more


Max Halden

Media Manager

Phone: +61 2 9036 9137

Follow @mrmaxhalden… more

Francesca Johanson

Program Coordinator, Future Cities Collaborative

Francesca Johanson has recently completed a Bachelor of International and Global Studies from the University of Sydney with a major in Government and International Relations. She received first-class … more

Beau Magloire

Student Recruitment Manager

Phone: +61 2 8627 0309

Beau Magloire is a marketer and film-maker based in Sydney. Beau has been involved in recruitment across all faculties at the University of Sydney, in particular Arts and Social Sciences. Beau has als… more

Evangeline Mao

Internal Auditor

Evangeline is a final year Commerce Liberal student, majoring in accounting and marketing at the University of Sydney. She completed an internship with Deloitte (Private Audit) in early 2016 and also … more


Dr Aaron Nyerges

Lecturer in American Studies

Phone: +61 2 8627 0170

Expertise: American literature and film, global modernism and modernity, popular culture and celebrity, critical theory, regionalism… more

Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor

Associate Professor in American Politics

Phone: +61 9036 9206

Expertise: US presidential and congressional elections, US domestic politics and foreign policy, US political history, American-Australian relations, cultural politics in the US.… more

April Palmerlee

Communications Director

Phone: +61 2 9114 2668

April Palmerlee is Communications Director at the US Studies Centre.… more

Jessica Regan

Administration Officer - Academic and Student Support

Phone: +61 2 9351 7249

Jessica Regan is the Centre's Administration Officer for Academic and Student Support. Before joining the Centre, she worked in various roles throughout the University of Sydney, including the School … more

Karmelia Rosa

Finance and Administration Officer

Karmelia is a Finance and Administration Officer at the US Studies Centre. Her responsibilities include accounting duties such as processing AP and AR, credit card reconciliations as well as othe… more

Dr Rebecca Sheehan

Lecturer in US History

Phone: +61 2 9036 9208

Expertise: US women’s history, feminist history, history of gender and sexuality, history of social movements in the US, cultural politics including race, gender, religion and sexuality… more

Drew Sheldrick


Phone: +61 2 9114 2622

Drew Sheldrick has worked as an editor and journalist for 10 years with media organisations including News Corp Australia and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). He’s also been a contributor… more

Dr David Smith

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

Expertise: Religion in the United States, US elections and presidential politics, US domestic politics and foreign policy, US political history.Dr David Smith is jointly appointed between the United S… more

Tom Switzer

Senior Fellow

Expertise: The US-led campaign against terrorism, US elections and presidential politics, US-Russia relations, US-Australia relations.… more

Cindy Tang

Finance Manager and Company Secretary

Phone: +61 2 9114 2638

Cindy has been working in accounting roles for more than five years; she has experience in financial accounting, management accounting and administration duties. Prior to joining the Centre, she worke… more

Dr Rodney Taveira

Lecturer in American Studies

Phone: +61 2 9114 2617

Expertise: American literature, American and European film (silent era to present), US television, comedy in the US, US popular culture, queer and sexuality studiesRodney Taveira joined the United Sta… more

Brendan Thomas-Noone

Research Associate, Alliance 21 Program

Phone: +61 2 9114 2632

Brendan Thomas-Noone is a Research Associate in the Alliance 21 Program. His interests include international security, nuclear deterrence in the Indo-Pacific and the politics of cyberspace.… more

Amelia Trial

Student Mobility Manager

Phone: +61 2 9036 5086

Amelia graduated with a Bachelors degree in History from the University of Connecticut. Before Joining the Centre she worked in a law office in Boston, Massachusetts.… more

Anna Zhou

Anna Zhou is in her final year of a Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) degree at the University of Sydney. She is majoring in accounting and economics. Anna completed an internship with Deloitte's… more



Andreas Battocchio

Intern, American Chamber of Commerce

Andreas Battocchio is currently completing his final year of a Master of Public Policy and is an intern at the American Chamber of Commerce. He has previously completed a Bachelor degree in business m… more

Isabella Gorrez

Intern, Media and Communications

Isabella Gorrez is completing her final year of a Bachelor of International and Global Studies, majoring in Government and International Relations. Isabella is the Media and Communications Intern at t… more

Suji Jeong

Intern, American Chamber of Commerce

Suji Jeong is studying a double degree in Commerce and Arts, majoring in American Studies, Marketing and HR.… more

Tessa Pang

Intern, Alliance 21 Program

Tessa Pang is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Government and International Relations and is expecting to complete honours in 2017. In her spare time Tessa enjoys debating and this ye… more

Tim Seguna

Intern, Alliance 21 Program

Tim Seguna is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Government and International Relations, and Geography; he is expected to complete his honours in 2017. Tim is currently the Vice-Presid… more


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