Institute of the Americas
Dr Tony McCulloch
Senior Fellow in US and Canadian Studies
Tony McCulloch is Senior Fellow in Canadian Studies at the UCL Institute of the Americas. He was previously Director of Canadian Studies and Head of History and American Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University and has also taught at Middlesex University and Hertfordshire University. He is a former Visiting Fellow in North American Studies at the Eccles Centre of the British Library and the lead consultant on Canadian politics, foreign policy and security issues for the IHS Jane’s intelligence company.
He studied American history at UCL as part of his BA (Hons) degree in Medieval and Modern History at the University of London and was awarded the Derby Scholarship for obtaining the highest first in History in the University in his year. He then began a PhD in American history at UCL before being awarded a studentship at St Catherine's College, University of Oxford, where he was the Alfred Light Scholar in American Studies. He was awarded a D.Phil. in Politics and International Relations for his thesis on US-Canada-UK relations on the eve of the Second World War. After his PhD he obtained a PGCE (with distinction) in History and Politics at the Institute of Education, University of London.
He is an elected member of the Council of the British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) and Chair of the BACS Canadian History and Politics Group, in which capacity he organises an annual conference in June/July. He is the Editor of the London Journal of Canadian Studies and a founder member of the London Canadian Studies Association. He is also a former Secretary of the Transatlantic Studies Association and a member of the British Association for American Studies, the American Politics Group, the British International History Group and Historians of Twentieth Century United States.
His academic interests lie chiefly within the area of governmental and transnational relations between Canada, the United States and Britain since 1865. He has taught a range of courses on US and Canadian history and foreign policy since the American Civil War and has also written widely on Canadian and US history and politics, particularly in the era of Franklin D Roosevelt and William Lyon Mackenzie King - Canada’s longest serving Prime Minister, having held the post for most of the period 1921 to 1948. He is currently working on a book on FDR, Canada and the Anglo-American “Special Relationship” to be published by Edinburgh University Press.
Recent and forthcoming publications
- "FDR and Democracy Promotion: the Roosevelt Doctrine of January 1936" in Tim Lynch and Nicholas Bouchet (eds.) American Democracy Promotion: from Wilson to Obama, Routledge, 2013
- “Canada and China – a ‘special relationship’?”, London Journal of Canadian Studies, Volume 27, October 2012
- “Energy Security and the Canada-China Rapprochement”, Jane’s Intelligence Review, July 2012
- "TR and Canada: the Alaska Boundary Dispute and the North Atlantic Triangle, 1901-1909" in Serge Ricard (ed.) The Blackwell Companion to Theodore Roosevelt, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
- "The North Atlantic Triangle: a Canadian Myth?" in International Journal, Vol. 65, No. 2 (Winter 2011)
- "War and Peace in Canadian History, 1909-2009" in British Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 23, No. 2, Autumn 2010
- "Franklin Roosevelt: the Founding Father of the Transatlantic Alliance?" in Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2, September 2010
- "Organised Crime in Canada" in Jane’s Intelligence Review, September 2010
- "Civil Rights and the American Dream, 1945-1981" in Twentieth Century History Review, Vol. 5, No. 4, May 2010
- "The Crips Gang in the USA" in Jane’s Intelligence Review, April 2010
- "The Supreme Court and Civil Rights since 1960", Twentieth Century History Review, Vol. 5, No. 2, January 2010
- "Mackenzie King and the Transformation of Canada's International relations, 1935-48", London Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 24, October 2009
- Special Editor for "The Canadian Papers of the 4th Earl of Minto, 1845-1914" in the BRRAM series (Microform Publishing, August, 2009)
- "Prohibition in the USA", Twentieth Century History Review, Vol. 4, No. 3, April 2009
- "Red Power: Native American Resistance in the 1960s and 70s", Twentieth Century History Review, Vol. 4, No. 2, January 2009
- Special Editor for "The Correspondence of Arthur Murray, 3rd Viscount Elibank", 1879 – 1962 in the BRRAM series (Microform Publishing, October 2008)
- "The Chicano Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s" Twentieth Century History Review, Vol. 4, No. 1 September 2008
- "Vietnam and the Anti-War Movement, II", Twentieth Century History Review, May 2008, Vol. 20, No. 4.
- Editor of special issue of Journal of Transatlantic Studies on "Canada and the Transatlantic World", Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 2008
- "Roosevelt, Mackenzie King and the Royal Visit to the USA in 1939", London Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol.23, 2007-2008
- "Vietnam and the Anti-War Movement, I", Twentieth Century History Review, Vol.20. No.1, September 2007
- "American Isolationism in the 1930s", Twentieth Century History Review, Vol. 19. No.3, January 2007
- "Franklin Roosevelt and the Runciman Visit to Washington, 1937: informal diplomacy and Anglo-American Relations in the era of Munich", Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Vol.5, No.2, Autumn 2006
- "The Supreme Court and Civil Rights: the struggle against racial discrimination, 1945-60" in Twentieth Century Review, Vol 18, No3, January 2006
- "The Key Log in the Jam: Mackenzie King, the North Atlantic Triangle and the Anglo-American Rapprochement of 1935-39", London Journal of Canadian Studies, vol 20, 2004-2005
- "Revisiting the North Atlantic Triangle: The Brebner Thesis After Sixty Years", London Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 20, 2004-2005,
- "Canadian Studies in Canterbury: A case study", BAAS Newsletter , Vol.13, No.1, October 2005
- "British – Canadian trade relations", in Will Kaufman and Heidi MacPherson (eds) Britain and the Americas", Vol. 2 (ABC – Clio, 2005)
- "John F Kennedy and the New Frontier", Modern History Review, vol 16, No. 2 November 2004
- "Franklin Roosevelt and the Runciman Mission to Czechoslovakia, 1938: a new look at Anglo-American relations during the Munich crisis", Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Autumn 2003.
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