Dr Alex Goodall

Alex Goodall is a Senior Lecturer in International History with a particular focus on the United States and the world. His main research interests focus on the history of political repression in the twentieth-century United States and the rise of American power overseas in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, particularly in Central America and the Caribbean.

PhD supervision

Alex would be interested to hear from students interested in pursuing doctoral study on topics in early- to mid-twentieth century US history and US foreign policy from the Gilded Age onwards.

Recently completed:

  • 'Senator Jesse Helms and US Policy in Latin America'

Current PhDs: 

  • 'Providential and millenarian dialogue during the US interventions in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras and Nicaragua, c. 1898-1941'

Major publications

  • Loyalty and Liberty: American Countersubversion from World War One to the McCarthy Era. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013.
  • With Michael Patrick Cullinane. The Open Door Era: United States Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century. BAAS Paperback Series. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2017.

For a full list of publications, see Alex's Iris profile.