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Dr Thomas Mills


Thomas Mills

Lancaster University

County South



Tel: +44 1524 592489

Office Hours:

Michaelmas Term 2017: Tuesday, 1.30 - 3.30pm


Research overview

My research lies in the field of international relations in the twentieth century, with particular interests in US foreign policy towards Latin America and diplomatic relations between the US and Great Britain. My first book, Post-War Planning on the Periphery, explored Anglo-American relations in South America during the Second World War in the broader context of the post-war economic diplomacy undertaken by the wartime allies. My current research projects include a collaborative project exploring Anglo-American relations in Latin America throughout the 20th century; an exploration of the role of British and American business groups in economic diplomacy; and a project exploring Britain's emerging role in Latin America at the turn of the 21st century. I also have a side interest in the political and cultural significance of the 1960s British pop group, the Beatles.

PhD supervision

I am interested in doctoral proposals in the following broad areas:

Twentieth century US foreign policy/diplomacy
Twentieth century inter-American relations
Anglo-American relations/diplomacy
Diplomatic/ambassadorial relations

Current Teaching

I teach on the following undergraduate modules:

PPR.332: US Foreign Policy since 1945

I also teach on the following postgraduate modules:

PPR.430(d): Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
PPR.431(d): Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy


Additional Information


British Association for American Studies.

British International Studies Association (US Foreign Policy and British International History working groups).

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Transatlantic Studies Association (Vice Chair).

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