Richard Crockatt

Richard Crockatt


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Personal profile

Administrative Posts

  • Director of Undergraduate Studies for UEA (1998-2001)
  • Deputy Dean of the School of English and American Studies (2003-4)


Richard Crockatt has taught American history and International Relations at UEA since 1978. His main teaching field is post-Civil War American history but within that his special interests lie in foreign relations since 1945. Among his major publications are The Fifty Years' War: The United States and the Soviet Union in World Politics 1941-1991 (Routledge, 1995), America Embattled: September 11, Anti-Americanism and the Global Order (Routledge 2003) and After 9/11: Cultural Dimensions of American Global Power (Routledge 2007). He is editor of British Documents on Foreign Affairs, the Foreign Office Confidential Print , 9 Volumes,1940-1950, University Publications of America, (1999- 2003) and has written articles on American foreign policy, and other aspects of 20th century American history and international relations.

External Activities

  • Winner of the American Studies Network Prize for 'The Fifty Years War' (1996)

Key Research Interests

US foreign policy and intellectual history. 

Professional Activities

  • Member of the American Studies Research Assesment Exercise Panel 2001
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the British Association of American Studies and Chair of the Development Sub-Committee (2005-8)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of American Studies 2008 - present
  • Member of the Arts & Humanities Research Council Peer Review College 2006-2009
  • Committee Member of the North American Advisory Council, Chatham House

Teaching Interests

My main fields of teaching are:

Survey modules in US History since 1990

Specialist study of the Cold War, the US Supreme Court, and recent US foreign policy.

Areas of Expertise

Cold War