Dr Andrew Johnstone

Director of American Studies,

Associate Professor in American History

Andrew JohnstoneContact Details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2861
  • Email: aej7@le.ac.uk
  • Office: Attenborough 615
  • Office Hours: Monday 11am-12pm and Thursday 2pm - 3pm.
  • Dissertation Office Hour: Thursday 3pm - 4pm.


I received my BA in History from the University of Liverpool and my postgraduate study (MPhil and PhD) was undertaken at the University of Birmingham. My research and teaching interests are in twentieth century US history, with a particular focus on political and diplomatic history.

In this film Dr Andrew Johnstone talks about his research interests on 20th-century US foreign policy.


PhD Supervision

Twentieth century US political and diplomatic history; the Presidency of Franklin Roosevelt, particularly World War II; the US and the Vietnam War.


My teaching focuses on 20th Century US History, and I have previously taught modules including American History from 1877 to the Present, US Foreign Policy, the USA and the Vietnam War, and the Presidency of Franklin D Roosevelt. I also contribute to team-taught American Studies modules on The West and The City.

Recent Publications


  1. Against Immediate Evil: American Internationalists and the Four Freedoms on the Eve of World War II (Cornell University Press, 2014)
  2. Dilemmas of Internationalism: The American Association for the United Nations and US Foreign Policy, 1941-1948 (Ashgate, 2009)

Articles and Chapters

  1. ' Creating a "Democratic Foreign Policy": The State Department's Division of Public Liaison and Public Opinion, 1944-1953', Diplomatic History, Vol. 35, 3, (2011), 483-503.
  2. ‘Isolationism and Internationalism in American Foreign Relations’, Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Vol. 9, 1, (2011), pp. 7-20.

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Internship at Lamport Hall

This internship has been created by the Lamport Hall Preservation Trust to assist a student at the University of Leicester reading for one of the MA programmes offered by the Department of History both financially and to give them experience working in an historic house on a country estate.

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Deadline:31st March 2017