Editorial team

U.S. Studies Online is edited and moderated by a group of PhD and Early Career Researchers at institutions across the UK.

The editorial team for 2016-2018 includes Christina Brennan, Dr Katharin Donn, Dr Rachael Alexander and Ruth Lawlor and is lead by co-editors Todd Carter and Jade Tullett.

Jade Tullett (Winchester) — Co-Editor 2016- ; Assistant Editor (Event Reviews) 2014-2016
Jade Tullett is a PhD student at the University of Winchester, where she also completed her BA in American Studies. Her thesis engages with contact zone methodology, mapping the shifting relationships within the transatlantic and fine art/popular music crossover. Jade’s research specifically uses showings of ‘punk’ artefacts within exhibitions to chart this shift. In 2013 Jade set up My American Studies, an informal forum for AM/CAN Studies undergraduates, postgraduates, and ECRs.

Todd Carter (Oxford) — General Co-Editor 2016-
Todd Carter is a DPhil candidate in History at University College, Oxford. His research explores the impact that race, racial interest groups (on both sides of the racial-political spectrum) and the Cold War in Southern Africa had upon Anglo-American relations and foreign policy, c. 1965-1988. Prior to starting his DPhil, he gained a distinction in an MSt in Modern British and European History at the same institution and, before that, a first class BA (Hons) degree in History and Politics from Oxford Brookes University.

Christina Brennan (Manchester — Assistant Editor (Social Media) 2016 –
Christina Brennan is an AHRC-funded PhD researcher in English Literature and American Studies at the University of Manchester. Christina’s research interests include genre, dystopia, and contemporary Anglo-American fiction and memoir. Her thesis, Lethal Cities: The City and US Dystopian Literature in the Twenty-First-Century, examines representations of cities in dystopian fiction in contemporary US fiction.She previously studied at the University of Leeds where she wrote on contemporary war literature in the US, particularly in relation to the 2003 Iraq War.

Rachael Alexander (Strathclyde) — Assistant Editor (Event Reviews) 2016- 
Rachael Alexander recently completed her PhD project, ‘Imagined Women: Nationalism, Consumerism, and Gender in the Ladies’ Home Journal and Canadian Home Journal of the 1920s’. Her current research interests include twentieth-century American and Canadian magazines, periodical networks, and wider media ecologies. She works as a teaching assistant with the English Department at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and was previously the BAAS Postgraduate Representative.

Ruth Lawlor (Cambridge) — Assistant Editor (Book Reviews) 2016-
Ruth Lawlor is currently undertaking a PhD in American history at the University of Cambridge. She is funded by the AHRC, Cambridge Trust and the Robert Gardiner Memorial Fund. Her research focuses on rape committed by the U.S. Army in the Second World War and her broader interests include war and weapons, militarization, sexual politics and American foreign policy. Ruth holds a Master’s in International Relations from University College Cork, Ireland.

Katharina Donn (University of Augsburg) Assistant Editor (European Relations) 2016-
Katharina Donn’s first book, A Poetics of Trauma after 9/11: Representing Vulnerability in a Digitized Present, is under contract with Routledge Research to be published this year. She works internationally, between Germany and London, and is employed as associate lecturer and post-doctoral research fellow at the American Studies Department at the University of Augsburg. She currently also holds a visiting research fellowship with the Institute of Advanced Studies at UCL.

Former editors

Previous Co-Editors Previous Assistant Editors
Michelle Green (Nottingham) – Co-Editor 2014-2016
Ben Offiler (Sheffield Hallam) – Co-Editor 2014-2016
Emma Horrex (Hull) – Assistant Editor (Book Reviews) 2014-2016
Becky Harding (Sussex) – – Assistant Editor (Social Media) 2015-2016


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