Staff Profile:Dr Mara Oliva

Name:
Dr Mara Oliva
Job Title:
Lecturer in Modern American History (20th century)
Responsibilities:

Director of MA in History

Undergraduate Teaching:

Part One: contribution to Journeys Through History 1 & Research Skills and Opportunities; Option: From Berlin to Baghdad: The Origins of the War on Terror

Part Two Option: The American Dream? US History from Colonial Times to late twentieth century

Part Three Option: The US and the Cold War

Special Subject: The US and China in the historical context

Postgraduate Teaching:

Contribution to MA programme core modules; option: US Foreign Policy in 20th & 21st centuries

Postgraduate Supervision:

I have supervised many MA dissertations on 20th century US history

 

I am currently supervising two PhD students:

 

Dafydd Townley: Spies, Civil Liberties, and the Senate: The 1975 Church Committee'

 

Darius Wainwright: Cultural diplomacy, soft power, the 'special relationship'‚Äč, foreign policy, Middle East history

Areas of Interest:

My predominant area of research concerns the political history of the United States in the twentieth century, with particular consideration paid to the interaction between domestic and foreign policy. I am currently completing a monograph manuscript entitled: The Eisenhower Administration, American Public Opinion and the People's Republic of China. This project was funded by the Scouloudi Historical Award (http://www.history.ac.uk/fellowships/scouloudi-historical-awards-research-awards) The US-UK Fulbright Commission (http://www.fulbright.org.uk) The European Association of American Studies (http://www.eaas.eu) the Royal Historical Society (http://www.royalhistoricalsociety.org) the British Association of American Studies (http://www.baas.ac.uk) and the University of London (http://www.lon.ac.uk)

Research groups / Centres:

I am the Vice-Chair of the American Politics Group (APG) http://www.american-politics-group-uk.net

In 2017, I co-founded (together with Dr Mark Shanahan from Politics Department) the Monroe Group, an interdisciplinary research network for the study of political history and politics in the Americas. https://blogs.reading.ac.uk/american-history-politics/

Historians of the Twentieth Century US (HOTCUS) http://www.hotcus.org.uk/Welcome.html

British Association of American Studies (BASS) http://www.baas.ac.uk

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) http://www.shafr.org

Publications:
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Further information:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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