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Dr Giuseppe Paparella

Lecturer in Modern American History (E&S)

I am a Lecturer in Modern American History at the University of Exeter, and an Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Currently, I am affiliated with the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies (GWU) as a non-resident visiting scholar.

I obtained a PhD in Security Studies from King’s College London in April 2021. During my PhD I was a Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University (2019-20); a Graduate Teaching Assistant at King’s College London (2018-20); and a William R. Castle, Jr. Memorial Fellow with the Hoover Presidential Foundation (2019). 

Additionally, I hold a MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2012); a MA in International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs from the University of Bologna (2010); and a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Bari (2008).

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Twitter: @giuspaparella

Research interests

My research agenda is concerned with the socio-psychological dimensions of American diplomacy and statecraft in the Asia-Pacific. Therefore, my research interests lie at the intersection of International Security, Diplomatic History, and Foreign Policy Analysis. With this interdisciplinary focus, I am currently studying two main topics: the influence of leader’s nationalist beliefs over American grand strategy and foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific between 1898 and 1972; and the role of strategic signalling in shaping Sino-American relations between 1882 and 1946.

Research collaborations

Between 2020 and 2021 I worked with colleagues at the University of Oxford to develop research reports and conferences as part of the global pandemic response. These included the GloPID-R report on COVID-19 Research Recommendations & Considerations for 2021-2023; the COVID-19 Research Synergies Meetings, published with BMC Medicine; and the Long COVID Research Forum, whose outcomes were published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

In 2020, with colleagues at Picker Institute and the University of Oxford, I co-authored a book chapter, published with Cambridge University Press, on patients' perceptions and experiences of care analysed in comparative perspective. 


In January 2020, I was awarded an Associate Fellowship of the UK’s Higher Education Academy (HEA). The Fellowship demonstrates a personal commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education.

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