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Humanities and Social Science

Dr Alex Miles

Dr Alex Miles

Telephone: 0151 231 5940


Director of Humanities and Social Science

Alex is the Director of the school of Humanities and Social Science, providing leadership of a vibrant range of subject areas (Criminology, English, History, Media, Communication and Culture, Sociology) and a portfolio of degrees from Foundation entry, through to undergraduate and post-graduate level.

His research interests lie primarily in the field of contemporary US foreign policy and, particularly, the approach to international affairs adopted by the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. His work on this topic is the subject of a monograph, The Rise of the Rogue States Doctrine, which is published by Routledge.

With an interest, more broadly, in US Foreign policy and presidential power from the Cold War to the present day Alex has taught previously at the universities of Southampton and Salford and been a visiting public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.

Alex is willing to supervise doctoral candidates on issues relating to post-1945 US Politics and foreign policy or topics on specific presidents in the Cold War and post-Cold War era.


2010, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PGCERT Higher Education
2009, University of Salford, United Kingdom, PhD
2003, Keele University, United Kingdom, MA US History & Politics
2001, Keele University, United Kingdom, LLB Law & American Studies

Academic appointments

External Examiner, Sheffield Hallam University, 2014 - present



Miles A. 2012. US Foreign Policy and the Rogue State Doctrine Routledge 9780415679749

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

'Not so special anymore? US-UK Relations ad the threat of Brexit, Brexit in a changing Geopolitical Context, Liverpool John Moores University, Redmonds Building, Oral presentation 29/06/2017


Woodrow Wilson Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center


Public Policy scholar in residence, Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs, Washington, D.C., USA,

Other invited event:

BISA US Foreign Policy Working Group Conference, LSE, London, 'Obama and the Outlier States' presentation

Arab Spring, Two Years on, School of Law, LJMU, Roundtable discussion of US response to the Arab Spring

Research Seminar Series, Durham University, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University, Invited lecture on 'Policymaking in the Shadows: Anthony Lake, from Vietnam to National Security Advisor’.

Book Launch, Institute for the Study of Americas, London, 'US Foreign Policy and the Rogue States doctrine’, Panel and Book Launch, with Professor Inderjeet Parmar and Professor John Dumbrell.

BISA US Foreign Policy Working Group Conference, University of Birmingham, ‘The Invisible Man: Anthony Lake and Democratic Party foreign policy’ paper presented.

IJAS Conference, Harvard University, USA, 'Clinton, Bush and the Rogue States Doctrine’ paper presented

Research Grants Awarded:

British International Studies Association, US and Rogue States, Grant value (£): 500, Duration of research project: 3

UACES, Brexit in a changing Geopolitical Context Funds awarded to host conference, Carlo Panara, Rex Li, Matt Hill, David Lowe, Grant value (£): 1500, Duration of research project: 1 year

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