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Professor in U.S. Politics and U.S. Foreign Relations at the United States Studies Centre and in the Discipline of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney

Brendon joined the United States Studies Centre in 2009. He was previously with the Department of Politics and Public Policy at Griffith University.

Brendon was a visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC in 2008 and 2015 and in 2006 he was a Fulbright Fellow at Georgetown University. He is the editor of seven books on anti-Americanism and has also published articles and books on American welfare policy, presidential politics, US foreign policy, and Australian-American relations. He has taught courses on American domestic politics and foreign affairs, and supervised theses on a variety of topics such as anti-Americanism, neoconservatism, the Iraq War and presidential politics. His two latest books are Anti-Americanism and American Exceptionalism: Prejudice and Pride about the USA and Ideologies of American Foreign Policy (co-authored with John Callaghan and Mark Phythian).


  • 2008–present
    Associate Professor to Professor, University of Sydney
  • 2003–2008
    Lecturer to Associate Professor, Griffith University
  • 2002–2003
    Lecturer, Flinders University
  • 1999–2001
    Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer, University of Queensland
  • 1998–1999
    Research Officer,, National Development Research Institutes New York City


  • 2000 
    La Trobe University, PhD in Politics
  • 1993 
    Monash University, Post-Graduate Diploma of Education
  • 1992 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Politics
  • 1991 
    Victoria University, Bachelor of Commerce and Administration Political Science major and Bachelor of Arts History major)