Professor of Politics
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About Robert Singh
- Robert S. Singh has been a member of the Department of Politics at Birkbeck since April 1999. He was educated at Christ Church and Nuffield College, both University of Oxford, from where he graduated with a first class BA Honours degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1989) and a DPhil in Politics (1994).
- He also spent a year as a visiting graduate exchange student at Yale University in 1990-91. Before coming to Birkbeck, he held fixed term College Lectureships at Oriel, University, Christ Church and Queen's Colleges, Oxford (1991-94) and permanent Lectureships in Politics at Trinity College, Dublin (1994-96) and the University of Edinburgh (1996-99). His main interest is the politics of United States foreign policy but he has also written extensively on domestic US politics.
- Professor Singh is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, an Associate Fellow of the Institute for the Study of the Americas (University of London), a member of the external advisory board of the United States Presidency Centre, Institute for the Study of the Americas, an Honorary Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association (New York), and was a Trustee of William Palmer Sixth Form College (2002-09).
- He is also a member of the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House) and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He was appointed Professor of Politics in 2004 and served as Head of the Department of Politics from 2004-2006.
- He served as External Examiner for the Department of Politics and International Relations of DeMonfort University (2004-08) and is currently External Examiner for the Department of Political, Social and International Studies at the University of East Anglia and the Department of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at King's College, London. He was the External Examiner for the Macmillan Prize at Eton College in 2011.
- He is also a member of the Westlaw Round Table Group, the European Convention on Liberal Democracy, and the Academic Council of the Henry Jackson Society.
- American politics and the politics of US foreign policy.
Areas of research supervision
- The politics of US foreign policy.
- If you are interested in pursuing research in any of these areas, you should first read our advice on how to apply for MPhil/PhD research before submitting an application.
- The Government and Politics of the United States (postgraduate)
- American Foreign Policy (postgraduate)
- American Politics and Foreign Policy (undergraduate)