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 2018-2020 includes Sage Goodwin, Jennie O’Reilly, Maria Elena Carpintero Torres-Quevedo and Christina Westwood, and is led by co-editors Dr Rachael Alexander and Ruth Lawlor.

Rachael Alexander (Strathclyde) – Co-Editor (2018-2020); Event Reviews Editor (2016-2018)

Rachael recently completed her PhD at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.  Her first monograph — Imagined Women: Nation, Consumerism, and Gender in American and Canadian Magazines of the 1920s — is due to be published this year, and her research focuses on American, Canadian, and British magazines published in the early twentieth century, considering these as collaborative literary texts, cultural artefacts, and commercial products. She teaches English Literature at Strathclyde, is Programme Manager for the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, and was also BAAS Postgraduate Representative (2014-2016).

 Ruth Lawlor (Cambridge) – Co-Editor (2018-2020); Book Reviews Editor (2016-2018)

Ruth Lawlor is a PhD Candidate in History at Trinity College, University of Cambridge and a Fox International Fellow at Yale. Her research is on gender and U.S. foreign relations and is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK, the Cambridge Trust, and the Robert Gardiner Memorial Fund. She is recipient of the American Historical Association’s Albert J. Beveridge Research Grant (2018) and the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations’ Samuel Flagg Bemis Dissertation Research Grant (2018).

Sage Goodwin (Oxford) – Social Media Editor

Sage Goodwin is a DPhil candidate in History at University College, Oxford. Her research explores contemporary television news representations of the long civil rights movement in America from 1954-1968. Prior to starting her DPhil, she gained a distinction in an MSt in US History at Balliol College, Oxford, after a first class BA (Hons) degree in History from St Hilda’s College, Oxford.

Jennie O’Reilly (Liverpool John Moores University) – Event Reviews Editor

Jennie O’Reilly is a PhD candidate at Liverpool John Moores University. She is currently based at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven where she teaches various undergraduate courses in the English department. Her research explores representations of African American folklore and beliefs in New Orleans city guidebooks and African American literature in the twentieth century.

Maria Elena Carpintero Torres-Quevedo (Edinburgh) – European Relations Editor

Maria Elena Carpintero Torres-Quevedo is a PhD candidate in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh.  She previously studied at the University of Seville, and Cornell University. Her current research explores contemporary American women’s life-writing, focusing on the relationship between genre conventions and identity.  She writes and edits for Project Myopia and Inciting Sparks, and has forthcoming publications in edited collections on Marilynne Robinson’s Lila and HBO’s Westworld. In 2016, Maria co-founded the American Television Reading Group at the University of Edinburgh.

Christina Westwood (Keele) – Book Reviews Editor

Christina Westwood is a PhD candidate in English Literature at Keele University. Her current research interests include literary geographies, city writing, New England literatures, and Atlantic history. Christina’s thesis examines material and immaterial geographies in contemporary New England fiction by Anita Shreve and Lisa Genova. Christina previously studied with the Open University, where she completed an MA in English with a dissertation that examined the concept of male guilt in the plays of Arthur Miller.

Former editors

Previous Co-Editors Previous Assistant Editors
Todd Carter (Oxford) – Co-Editor, 2016-2018

Jade Tullett (Winchester) – Co-Editor, 2016-2018

Michelle Green (Nottingham) – Co-Editor, 2014-2016

Ben Offiler (Sheffield Hallam) – Co-Editor, 2014-2016

Christina Brennan (Manchester) – Assistant Editor (Social Media), 2016-2018

Katharina Donn (University of Augsburg) – Assistant Editor (European Relations), 2016-2018

Emma Horrex (Hull) – Assistant Editor (Book Reviews), 2014-2016

Becky Harding (Sussex) – Assistant Editor (Social Media), 2015-2016


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