Tim Lynch is Associate Professor in American Politics and the Associate Dean (International) in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. His latest book, In the Shadow of the Cold War: American Foreign Policy from George Bush Sr. to Donald Trump (Cambridge, 2020), has been called ‘a cogent, graceful, provocative account’ of its subject.
His other books include Turf War: the Clinton Administration and Northern Ireland (Ashgate, 2004) and US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion (Routledge, 2013). His co-authored book, After Bush: the Case for Continuity in American Foreign Policy (Cambridge, 2008), won the Richard Neustadt Book Prize and became a best-selling international security text. He is editor of the two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (2013). His articles have appeared in the British Journal of Politics and IR, International Affairs, and International Politics. He has contributed many chapters to edited volumes. His op-eds have appeared in the Age, the Australian, the Guardian, the Herald Sun, the Sydney Morning Herald, and the Wall Street Journal. His articles in The Conversation have had over 250k hits. A graduate of the Oxford Strategic Leadership Program, Tim was Director of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (2013-17), overseeing the largest expansion of graduate enrolments in the Faculty’s history. He is creator and convener of the sell-out 10 Great Books Melbourne Masterclass. In 2019, he was chair of the political science discipline, one of the nation’s largest. A Fulbright scholar, he holds a PhD in political science from Boston College, USA. He is a citizen of Australia and Great Britain.
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Richard E. Neustadt Prize for the best book on US government and politics by a British-based scholar published in 2008 for After Bush
Associate Professor In American Politics
Social And Political Sciences
PhD IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
MA US STUDIES
University of London
BA IN AMERICAN HISTORY & POLITICS