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Thomas Tunstall Allcock


  • Samuel Alexander Building N2.2, Oxford Road, The University of Manchester

    M13 9PL Manchester

    United Kingdom

Personal profile


Tom Tunstall Allcock specialises in modern American history with a particular focus on the history of U.S. foreign relations. Before arriving at Manchester he taught at the University of Nottingham. Tom completed his PhD at Cambridge in 2012, during which he spent a year at Yale University as a Fox International Fellow. He previously studied at the University of Nottingham and Louisiana State University.

Research interests

My broad area of focus is twentieth century American history and foreign relations, with particular interests in:

Presidential history

Cultural diplomacy

The presidencies of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson

The role of the Department of State

U.S - Latin American relations


Current Research Students

Louise Clare, 'Transnational and Cultural Comparisons of the Falklands War.'

Sam Taylor, 'The Local is National': The Greensboro, New York, and Madison Commissions on the Status of Women, 1973-1989.’ 

Anne Stokes, ‘How Do We Remember?: Exclusions in Civil Rights Memorials.’ 

Georgia Vesma, ‘Women behind the camera in Vietnam: A feminist perspective on conflict?’

Supervision Areas

I am happy to supervise on most aspects of American political and foreign relations history in the twentieth century. In particular:

The presidencies of Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.

Cold War Foreign Relations.

U.S.-Latin American Relations.

Further information



•Long/short term consultancy


•Study programmes/trainings

•Interviews, documentaries


•United States 

•The Americas

•The Cold War


•Presidential and Bureaucratic Politics

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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