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Dr Graham Cross

Dr  Graham Cross

Teaching Associate Queens' College

Queens' College
Silver Street

Cambridge CB3 9ET
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I completed my PhD at Cambridge looking at the internationalist thought of Franklin D. Roosevelt. In addition to teaching American History at Cambridge since 2008 I have also been a teaching fellow at University College Dublin and a Lecturer in War Studies (History) at the University of Glasgow. I am currently a lecturer in American History at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Research Interests

I am interested in the way the United States has interacted with the world by military and diplomatic means throughout the twentieth century. My research focuses on the intersection of military operations, diplomacy and American politics during the first half of the twentieth century and the era of World War I & II. I am also particularly interested in the military and diplomatic relationship the US has with the United Kingdom.

My current research concerns the operations and culture of the United States Air Force (and its antecedents), the air campaigns of World War II and the relationship between the United Kingdom and the USAF. I am also interested in the relationship between the US presidency and the use of air power.

My previous research has covered the impact of World War I on the foreign policy of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson and I retain an active research interest in presidential foreign policy and particularly that of the FDR era.


Paper 24: The history of the United States from 1865

Key Publications

Cross, G. (2012) The Diplomatic Education of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1882-1933. Series: World of the Roosevelts . Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN 9781137014535.