Dr David Sim


David 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 city (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. David's MA module on the United States and the World, 1783-1900, draws on recent historiography to examine the way that contemporaries and historians have theorised the United States’ place in global affairs.

David recently published (with Cornell University Press) a manuscript that investigates the intersection of the Irish question, US foreign policy and Anglo-American relations in the mid-nineteenth-century.  

Qualifications & memberships of professional bodies

2011 DPhil  University of Oxford 
2007 MSt University of Oxford 
2006 BA  University of Oxford 

Courses taught

HIST7458 U.S. Internationalism, 1865-1920
HISTG086 The United States and the World: 1776-1900

Major Publications

IRIS Researcher Profile 

Dr David Sim