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Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

Professor Emeritus of American History, The University of Edinburgh

My latest book is 'A Question of Standing: The History of the CIA' (Oxford University Press, 2022), marking the 75th anniversary of the agency's founding.

In all I have written 18 books on American history. One of my main focuses is on secret intelligence. Thus, I have written books about the FBI, US-UK intelligence relations, and the history of surveillance.

My media contributions have been in the USA, UK, and several other countries, and I am a veteran of book festivals.


  • –present
    Professor Emeritus of American History, University of Edinburgh


  • 1969 
    University of Cambridge, PhD, History


Neustadt Book Prize of American Politics Group