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Dr Joseph Smith

BA (Dunhelm) PhD (Lond) FRHistS FHA

Honorary Research Fellow

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01392 724345

My field of research is Diplomatic History with special interests in the foreign policy of the United States towards Latin America during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I am willing to supervise postgraduate research on topics concerned with American foreign policy and diplomatic relations with individual countries.

Research interests

My recent research and writing has concentrated on two main topics: the Spanish-American War of 1898 and the history of Brazil. I am currently completing a book on the history of Brazil. My next book-length project will be a study of United States diplomatic relations with Latin America from the colonial era to the present day.

Areas of Research Supervision:
I am willing to consider proposals for research on modern American history especially relating to American diplomatic relations. I have supervised successful Ph.Ds on subjects such as US-Algerian relations and Anglo-American relations and the Persian Gulf.

Research supervision

I am willing to consider proposals for research on modern American history especially relating to American foreign policy and diplomatic relations.

Other information

Administrative duties
Dissertation Co-ordinator

External Positions
Editor of 'History'
Member of Council, Historical Association

Areas of Research Supervision:
I am willing to consider proposals for research on modern American history especially relating to American diplomatic relations. I have supervised successful Ph.Ds on subjects such as US-Algerian relations and Anglo-American relations and the Persian Gulf.

Teaching Interests
I have experience of teaching courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level including surveys of both Latin American
and United States history and more specialized courses on the Spanish-American War, and diplomatic relations between the United States and Latin America since 1945.

Biography

I have a B.A. from the University of Durham and a PhD from the University of London. I have been teaching at Exeter since 1971 and currently I am an associate professor in American Diplomatic History. I have held visiting professorships at the College of William and Mary and the University of Colorado at Denver.