Dr David Sim
Lecturer in US History
Office: 310, 26 Gordon Square
Office hour: Wednesdays, 9.15-10.45
External phone: 020 7679 3600
Internal phone: 33600
Dr Sim teaches US history with a particular focus on politics, diplomacy, imperialism and culture during the nineteenth century. He was previously a tutor at Pembroke College, Oxford, and a graduate fellow at the Rothermere American Institute in the very same town (having also received his BA, MSt, and DPhil from the University of Oxford). He teaches US history from the Revolution to the present, an is especially interested in international and transnational approaches to the past. At the Institute of the Americas, he teaches an MA module on the United States and the World, 1783-1900, which draws on recent historiography to examine the way that contemporaries and historians have theorised the United States’ place in global affairs.
David is currently finalising a manuscript that investigates the intersection of the Irish question, US foreign policy and Anglo-American relations in the mid-nineteenth-century. This is due to be published by Cornell University Press in 2013.
The Irish Question and US Diplomacy, 1840-1890 (forthcoming, Cornell University Press, 2013).
'The Purchase of Alaska', and 'Calvin Coolidge', entries in the Oxford Encyclopaedia of American Diplomatic and Military History (forthcoming, 2012).
'Filibusters, Fenians and a Contested Neutrality: the Irish Question and US Diplomacy, 1848-1871', American Nineteenth Century History, 12:3 (Dec. 2011).
'The Peace Policy of Ulysses S. Grant', American Nineteenth Century History, 9:3 (Sept. 2008).
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