Department of Political Science


Dr Tom Packer

Tom Packer
Honorary Research Fellow at Institute of the Americas

Tom Packer is a Honorary Research Fellow at UCL’s Institute of the Americas. He is also an Associate fellow at the University of Oxford’s Rothermere American Institute in 2020-21. His research and teaching interests include US politics, elections, US Conservatism, and US history broadly defined. Previously, Packer has been a lecturer in US history at Oxford, a fellow in American Studies at both Warwick and the School of Advanced Studies (University of London), and a fellow in US Politics at Durham. His current research project is a study of Senator Jesse Helms and the politics of North Carolina.  


  • Elections
  • Congress and the judiciary
  • US conservatism
  • American history
  • US foreign policy