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Dr Mitchell Robertson

Dr Mitch Robertson is an Associate Lecturer in US History. 

Mitch is a historian of the modern United States. He is currently completing a book, provisionally entitled The Afterlife of the Great Society, which details how bureaucrats, public interest lawyers, Congressional staffers, and District Court judges–often in concert with each other–protected and expanded Great Society programs during the Nixon Administration. 
 
Before coming to UCL, Mitch taught at the University of Oxford, Queen Mary, University of London, and the University of Melbourne. He completed his DPhil in History at Oxford in 2020 under the supervision of Professor Gareth Davies. 

He has been awarded the Hugh Davis Graham award by the Institute of Political History as well as the James Holt Prize by the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association for the best article in the Australasian Journal of American Studies for the previous two years. His research has also been supported by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and the Gerald Ford Presidential Library.

In addition to his academic work, Mitchell has provided informed commentary for BBC World Service, BBC News, BBC Oxford radio, and EuroNews. His writing has also appeared in the Washington Post.

His personal website is https://www.mitchajrobertson.com/ and he can be followed on Twitter @mitch_robertson

Major publications

  • ‘Richard Nixon and the Conservative Revolt Against the Legal Services Program,’ Australasian Journal of American Studies Vol. 36, Issue 1 (July, 2017), pp. 43-73. 

Teaching

The United States and the World
Superpower: A Global History of the United States, 1898-1989
Advanced Skills, Concepts, and Theory for MA Historians
Writing History