Associate Professor in American Politics at the United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney

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

Brendon was the Australia Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC in 2008 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.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor in American Politics, 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

Education

  • 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)