The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Dr James Bilsland

Lecturer

Background

Qualifications

PhD in Politics, University of Glasgow

MSc in International Politics (Research) with Distinction, University of Glasgow

MA Hons (Social Sciences) in Economics, University of Glasgow



Research Interests

US Foreign Policy; the US Presidency; US Politics; the Cold War; Foreign Policy Analysis; International Relations Theory


Recently Published

Bilsland, JR (2015) The President, the State and the Cold War: Comparing the Foreign Policies of Truman and Reagan (London: Routledge)

http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138818316/


    

Research

Research Interests

US Foreign Policy; the US Presidency; US Politics; the Cold War; Foreign Policy Analysis; International Relations Theory



Teaching

Teaching Awards Nominations

Nominated for the British International Studies Association-Higher Education Authority Award for Excellence in Teaching International Studies by a Postgraduate Student 2014

Nominated for the Newcastle University Teaching Excellence Award for Contribution to Outstanding Feedback 2013

Nominated for the Newcastle University Teaching Excellence Award for Innovative Teaching Method of the Year 2013

Nominated for the Newcastle University Student Union's Learning and Teaching Excellence Award for Contribution to Outstanding Feedback 2012


Undergraduate Teaching

POL2022 Government and Politics of the USA (module leader)

POL1032 Introduction to International Politics (contributing lecturer)

POL3046 Dissertation - I am particularly happy to supervise undergraduate dissertation students on any aspect of US foreign policy


Postgraduate Teaching

POL8020 Workshop in American Foreign Policy Making (Module Leader)

POL8099 Dissertation - I am particularly happy to supervise MA dissertation students on any aspect of US foreign policy

Publications