Staff Profiles

Dr Thomas Robb

Lecturer in History

School of History, Philosophy and Culture

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Thomas Robb

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 483706


Location: Headington Campus, Tonge Block,T513

Dr Robb is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a historian of international relations. His most recent research has centered upon the diplomatic and military history of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand which culminated in the recent publication of Divided Allies Strategic Cooperation against the Communist Threat in the Asia-Pacific during the Early Cold War, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019 (with David James Gill). Dr Robb is the co-founder and currently the Director of the International History and Grand Strategy Research Group within the Department. His work has appeared in the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations journal, Diplomatic History as well as within the International History Review; Contemporary British History; Diplomacy and Statecraft; the Journal of Cold War Studies and Journal of Strategic Studies.

Currently Dr Robb is working upon a number of projects including a broad study on U.S. grand strategy from the end of the U.S. Civil War to the end of the First World War; a history of U.S. relations with China, and a study of U.S. clandestine activites in the second half of the Cold War.