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Prof Robert Cook

Post:Emeritus Professor of American History (History)
Location:ARTS A A150
Email:R.Cook@sussex.ac.uk
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Biography

After spending an action-packed gap year in the American Midwest working in a paint store and riding the Greyhound to San Francisco, I managed to gain education at the universities of Warwick (BA) and Oxford (D.Phil). My doctorate was on the early Republican Party in Iowa which oddly failed to become a bestseller. I moved to Sussex in 2007 after teaching American history at Sheffield University for seventeen years. I am a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a proud member of the British American Nineteenth Century Historians group and a keen, though frequently disillusioned, supporter of Aston Villa FC. 

Role

Professor of American History