Dr Tony McCulloch
Senior Fellow in North American Studies
Tony McCulloch joined the UCL Institute of the Americas in September 2012 as Senior Fellow in North American Studies, with particular responsibility for Canadian Studies. Prior to arriving at UCL-IA he had worked at several universities in the UK including Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Canterbury Christ Church where he was Head of History and American Studies and Director of Canadian Studies. He is also a consultant for the IHS-Jane’s research company on Canadian politics and foreign policy and the current President of the British Association for Canadian Studies.
He undertook his BA in Medieval and Modern History at the University of London, specialising in American history at UCL. He was awarded the Derby Studentship (for the highest 1st class degree in History) and undertook an MPhil in American history at UCL. He was then awarded the Alfred Light Scholarship in American Studies at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, where he specialised in the foreign policy of Franklin Roosevelt and gained a DPhil in Politics and International Relations. He also has a PGCE teaching qualification in History and Politics from the Institute of Education, London.
Dr McCulloch has been a regular commentator on Canadian issues in the media including BBC Radio 5, Radio Kent, Invicta Radio and CBC Radio. He was recently invited to appear on BBC TV to talk about the Scottish independence referendum in comparison with the 1995 referendum in Quebec.
Dr McCulloch's academic interests lie chiefly within the field of US and Canadian foreign policy, especially the North Atlantic Triangle with Britain which encompasses the ‘special relationship’ between the US and the UK, the ‘other special relationship’ between the US and Canada and the less studied Canada-UK relationship. More specifically, much of his research and writing has focused on the foreign policy of Franklin Roosevelt and its significance for US relations with Canada and the UK and for international relations more generally. He is currently finishing a book on FDR and the origins of the Anglo-American ‘special relationship’ and editing a special issue of the British Journal of Canadian Studies entitled ‘New Voices on Canada from Europe’, both due to be published in 2015.
Dr McCulloch is editor of the London Journal of Canadian Studies and a member of the editorial board of the British Association for Canadian Studies and the International Journal of Canadian Studies. He is also a former Visiting Fellow in North American Studies at the British Library Eccles Centre and a member of the AHRC Peer Review College.
Tony McCulloch currently teaches US foreign policy at graduate and undergraduate level and supervises research in the field of US and Canadian history and foreign policy.
Post Graduate Taught:
Dr McCulloch supervises research students in the field of US and Canadian history and politics and has supervised doctoral students working on
- The Canadian Expeditionary Force in Britain, 1914-1918
- The Evian conference of 1938 and the North Atlantic Triangle
- Anglo-American relations and Argentina, 1933-1940
- FDR, Churchill and the campaign for Indian independence, 1939-1945
- A History of the Women of the Nuu’Cha’Nulth, Vancouver Island, BC
He is particularly interested in hearing from students who wish to conduct research in the areas of US or Canadian foreign policy, especially US-UK or Canada-UK relations since 1898, either in the context of Latin America (e.g. Anglo-American relations and Argentina) or more generally.
Books and edited journals
Tony McCulloch, Tacit Alliance: Franklin Roosevelt and the Anglo-American Special Relationship before Churchill, 1933-1940 (Edinburgh University Press, 2015)
Tony McCulloch and Christopher Kirkey (eds), ‘New Voices on Canada from Europe’, British Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 28.2 (Liverpool University Press, 2015)
Tony McCulloch (ed), ‘War and Peace in Canadian History, 1909-2009’, British Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 23.2 (Liverpool University Press, 2010)
Tony McCulloch (ed), ‘Canada and the Transatlantic World’, Journal of Transatlantic Studies, vol. 6.1 (Edinburgh University Press, 2008)
Journal articles and book chapters
- ‘Economics and Pragmatism: Quebec-UK relations since the 1960s’ in Christopher Kirkey, Stéphane Paquin and Stéphane Roussel (eds) Québec and the World: Foundations, World Regions, Actors & Issues (McGill-Queen’s University Press, forthcoming)
- ‘Simply the Best: FDR as America’s Number One President’ in Michael Cullinane and Clare Elliott (eds), Perspectives on Presidential Leadership: An International View of the White House (New York: Routledge, 2014), pp. 113-131
- ‘Franklin D Roosevelt’ in Michael Cox, Timothy Lynch and Nicolas Bouchet (eds), US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion: From Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama (New York: Routledge, 2013), pp. 69-85
- ‘Energy Security and the Canada-China Rapprochement’, Jane’s Intelligence Review, vol. 31, July 2012, pp. 56-69
- ‘Theodore Roosevelt and Canada: Alaska, the “Big Stick” and the North Atlantic Triangle, 1901-1909’ in Serge Ricard (ed) The Blackwell Companion to Theodore Roosevelt (New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), pp. 293-313
- ‘The North Atlantic Triangle: a Canadian Myth?’ International Journal, vol. 66.1 (March 2011), pp. 197-207
- ‘Franklin Roosevelt as Founding Father of the Transatlantic Alliance’, Journal of Transatlantic Studies, vol. 8.3, September 2010, pp. 224-235
- ‘Introduction to the Canadian Papers of the 4th Earl of Minto, 1845-1914’, British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900, British Online Archives, Microform Publishing, October 2009, pp. 1-18
- ‘Roosevelt, Mackenzie King and the Royal Visit to the USA in 1939’, London Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 23, October 2008, pp. 81-104
- ‘American Isolationism in the 1930s’, Twentieth Century History Review, vol. 19.3, January 2007, pp. 179-188
- ‘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. 4.2, Autumn 2006, pp. 211-240
- ‘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, October 2005, pp. 45-68
- ‘British-Canadian trade relations’, in Will Kaufman and Heidi Macpherson (eds) Britain and the Americas, vol. 2 (ABC – Clio, 2005), pp. 455-501
- ‘John F Kennedy and the New Frontier’, Modern History Review, vol. 16.2, November 2004, pp. 119-206
- ‘Franklin Roosevelt and the Runciman Mission to Czechoslovakia, 1938: a new look at Anglo-American relations during the Munich crisis", Journal of Transatlantic Studies, vol. 1.2, Autumn 2003, pp. 152-174