Born and raised in New Jersey, Michael has studied American foreign policy and transatlantic relations since 2001.
Michael’s current research interests are in the history of the United States and transatlantic relations in the early twentieth century, including cultural elements of diplomacy and statecraft, Anglo-American relations and the life and times of Theodore Roosevelt. He is currently working on an explanation for presidential statues in London’s sacred spaces, and a history of Theodore Roosevelt after his death.
He has taught and researched at University College Cork (National University of Ireland) on US history in the Progressive Era and Cold War before coming to Northumbria.
His current book, Liberty and American Anti-Imperialism, 1898-1909 explores the history of opposition to early twentieth century American foreign policy.
Although living on this side of the “pond” for some time, Michael is a stalwart baseball fan and still cannot grasp score-less sports.