Staff Profile:Dr Tom Long

Dr Tom Long
Job Title:
Sessional Lecturer
  • Convenor of the Undergraduate Modern International Relations course (PO2MIR)
  • Convenor of the Undergraduate Latin America course (PO2LAT)
  • Instructor for US Foreign and Defence Policy since 1950 (PO3USF).
Areas of Interest:

U.S.-Latin American relations, asymmetry and hierarchy in IR theory, small states, Latin American foreign policy, U.S. foreign policy, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Panama

Research groups / Centres:
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Dr. Long (PhD, American University) is a Lecturer of International Relations. His work focuses on U.S.-Latin American relations, with a particular emphasis on the foreign policies of Latin American states. Growing from that work, his work explores the dynamics of asymmetrical relations between states, the role of small states in IR, and how those states seek international influence. His work also concerns U.S. and comparative foreign policy. He is the author of Latin America Confronts the United States: Asymmetry and Influence (Cambridge University Press, 2015). His work has appeared in International Security, Diplomatic History, and Latin American Research Review.

Dr. Long joined the department in January 2016, after holding a visiting professorship at CIDE in Mexico City and a position at American University in Washington, DC. He is currently working on projects involving small states in world politics, regionalism in the Americas, and the logic of soft balancers. In 2015, he won the Young Scholar Award from the Diplomatic Studies Section of the International Studies Association. He has previously taught courses on U.S. foreign policy, inter-American relations, global politics, and international organizations. He is online at and on Twitter at @tomlongphd.



Contact Details

+44 (0) 118 378 7019

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