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Robin Bates


My research, supervised by Professor Gary Gerstle, focuses on the development of American government during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I am interested in the internal logics which drive institutional change, the contested pathways of bureaucratic development, and the role of extra-legal governing mechanisms in defining the contours of the American state. 

This PhD is funded by the AHRC and Queens' College. I am also the holder of an Honorary Vice Chancellors' Scholarship. 


  • American History