Associate Professor in American Politics, University of Melbourne

Tim Lynch is Associate Professor in American Politics and chair of the political science discipline at the University of Melbourne, Australia’s no. 1 ranked university.

Tim specialises in the history, politics and ideology of American foreign policy. His books include Turf War: the Clinton Administration and Northern Ireland (Ashgate, 2004) and US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion (Routledge, 2013). His co-authored book (with RS Singh), After Bush: the Case for Continuity in American Foreign Policy (Cambridge, 2008), won the Richard Neustadt Book Prize and became a best-selling international security text. He is editor of the award-winning two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (2013).

His latest book, In the Shadow of the Cold War: American Foreign Policy from George Bush Sr. to Donald Trump, is currently in-press with Cambridge University Press.

Experience

  • 2005–2010
    Senior Lecturer, University of London
  • 2003–2005
    Lecturer, University of Leicester
  • 2000–2003
    Director, Boston College Centre for Irish Programmes, Dublin

Education

  • 2003 
    Boston College, PhD (Fulbright Scholar)
  • 1995 
    University of London, MA
  • 1993 
    University of East Anglia, BA (Hons)

Publications

  • 2013
    Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History, Oxford University Press
  • 2013
    US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion, Routledge
  • 2008
    After Bush: The Case for Continuity in American Foreign Policy (with R.S. Singh), Cambridge University Press
  • 2004
    Turf War: The Clinton Administration and Northern Ireland, Ashgate

Research Areas

  • Political Science (1606)
  • International Relations (160607)
  • Comparative Government And Politics (160603)