Research Opportunities - American Studies

March 31, 2000

The following listing is for research degrees and jobs in American Studies #221> . Where possible a central contact person or office contact point has been given. Where there are several contact people they have been listed with the courses for which they have responsibility. If an institution does not appear in this list you should not assume that they do not offer post-graduate research degrees.

Key #221> Name of institution #221> For the sake of brevity the short version of an institution's name has been used. Validation #221> If an institution's courses are validated by another college its name is given in brackets. Contact names #221> A contact is given for each opportunity listed. Where there is a central contact for all an institution's opportunities in a particular area, the contact will be given once only. Qualifccation level #221> MSc, PhD etc. The figure in brackets indicates the number of places available where known. Mode of study #221> FT = Full Time PT = Part Time Funding #221> A = Assistantships available to students to undertake paid work while studying for a higher degree £ = Scholarship/ studentships available ? = Funding is a possibility.

Students should contact the department listed. Do not address enquiries to The THES. We are unable to help

American Studies

Aberystwyth English Miss Catrin James Tel: 01970 6220; URL: £ A?

Birmingham U. American and Canadian Studies Dr W G Kennedy Tel: 0121 414 5509/5488; URL: £ A

Brunel U. American Studies and History Dr N Palmer Tel: 0181 891 0121 Email:

Canterbury Christ Church College (Kent U.) American Studies Kendra Perrott Tel: 012 7801 Email: £

Central Lancashire U. Cultural Studies Dr Anne Wichmann Tel: 01772 893036; URL:

De Montfort U. Historical and International Studies Mr Philip Davies Tel: 0116 257 7398 Email:

Dundee U. Economic Studies Mr E H Thompson Tel: 01382 344381; URL:

East Anglia U. English and American Studies Mrs Aileen Davies Tel: 01603 593262; URL: Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas Francine Hunt Tel: 01603 592498; URL:

Essex U. Literature Postgraduate Admissions Secretary Tel: 01206 872624; URL:

Hull U. American Studies Dr E A Abramson Tel: 01482 465303 Email:

Keele U. American Studies Prof C Bonwick Tel: 01782 583013 Email:

Kent U. Centre of American Studies Dr D Turley Tel: 012 764000; URL:

King Alfred's Winchester (Southampton U.) Cultural Studies Alasdair Spark Tel: 01962 8360 Email: £?

Leeds U. English Prof Mick Gidley Tel: 0113 233 47; URL: £ A?

Liverpool U. Institute of Latin American Studies Dr Walter Little Tel: 0151 794 3079; URL:

Liverpool Hope U.C. (Liverpool U.) American Studies Dr Derek Bell Tel: 0151 291 3445/7; URL: £?

Liverpool John Moores U. Media, Critical and Creative Arts Dr T Ashplant Tel: 0151 231 5052; URL: £?

London: Institute of Latin American Studies American Studies Gillian Lodge Tel: 0171 387 5671; URL:

London: Institute of United States Studies Institute of United States Studies Dr Robert McGeehan Tel: 0171 636 8000 ext 5100 Email: Institute of United States Studies Dr Robert McGeehan Tel: 0171 636 8000 ext 5100 Email:

Manchester U. English and American Studies Graduate Secretary Tel: 0161 5 3054 Email:

Manchester Metropolitan U. American Studies Dr D J Bates Tel: 0161 247 5402 Email: d.j.bates@mmu. MA by Research Dr Dennis Bates Tel: 0161 247 5402 Email:

Middlesex U. Humanities and Cultural Studies Dr Stephen Giles Tel: 0181 362 6494

Nottingham U. American and Canadian Studies Dr P Giles Tel: 0115 951 4257; URL:

Portsmouth U. Languages and Area Studies Dr D J Cubitt; Dr Elizabeth Dore Tel: 01705 846060 Email:;

Reading U. American Studies Dr S Kidd Tel: 0118 931 8149 Email:

Staffordshire U. Humanities and Socail Sciences Prof Barrie Houlihan Tel: 01782 294000 Email: £? A?

Sussex U. American Studies Research Programme Postgraduate Admissions Tel: 013 678412; URL: uk/Units/ £? A?

Swansea American Studies Dr J Roper Tel: 01792 295678 Fax: 01792 29519 £? A?

Trinity and All Saints College (Leeds U.) Social Sciences: Sociology Dr R Todd Tel: 0113 283 7100; URL:

About this service #221>

The THES Research Opportunities Service aims to list the availability of opportunities for postgraduate research training. The listings include details of new research posts. Although courses from more than 140 institutions are represented here it is not an exhaustive listing.

Some institutions have not wished to list their courses in this way; so you should not assume that institutions not featuring in these lists have no courses to offer. This listing should give a good flavour of the wide variety of research training on offer at higher education institutions in the United Kingdom.

Potential students should not make decisions on the basis of this listing alone. Potential candidates should contact the institutions of their choice directly if they wish to discuss their future plans.They should not contact The THES or the compilers of this listing.

Quality of degrees #221>

All UK universities in membership of the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals have power to award British degrees after either courses of study or programmes of research, and some colleges of higher education have one or both of these powers.

Other colleges provide courses or programmes which are validated by an institution which has those powers. Courses of this kind are listed under the name of the college which runs them; the name of the validating institution, which finally awards the degree, is in brackets.

The compilers #221>

This list has been compiled by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (CSU) on the basis of returns from institutions. CSU is an agency of the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals, the Standing Conference of Principals of Colleges and Institutes of higher education and the Comm- ittee of Scottish Centrally Funded Colleges.

This information has been provided for information purposes only. It is not definitive and does not take precedence over the official publications of universities and colleges. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate and that those institutions which wanted to take part have been included, CSU can accept no responsibility for errors or omissions.

Any queries about this list should be addressed to the data collectors, Mayflower Directories Production, Ro Dew, West Looe Hill, Looe, Cornwall PL13 2HH. Tel: 01503 264454. Fax: 01503 264821. Email: All rights reserved. No part of this listing may be stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the written permission of the publishers.

Please login or register to read this article.

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most commented


Featured jobs

Academic Manager

Scotland's Rural College (sruc)

Documentation and Print Services Operative

Edinburgh Napier University

Waste and Recycling/Grounds Operative

St Marys University, Twickenham

Deputy Director

Kings College London