Sylvia Ellis

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Personal profile


Sylvia Ellis joined Roehampton in January 2017 as Professor of American History, having previously been Head of Humanities at Northumbria University.  She has received funding for her research from the British Academy and the Nuffield Foundation.




BA (Hons), MA, PhD

Professional affiliations

Senior Fellow, HEA

Fellow, Royal Historical Society

Secretary, British Association for American Studies

Member, Transatlantic Studies Association

Member, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations


American Foreign Relations, the Vietnam War, the American Presidency, African American Freedom Struggle, Anglo-American Relations.

Research interests

Sylvia's interests encompass contemporary political history, British and American history, including foreign policy, presidential history, and social movements.  She welcomes enquiries form applicants interested in gradute work (MA, MRes and PhD) related to her research interests.

External positions

Secretary, British Association for American Studies

Apr 2017Apr 2019