Professor Desmond King FBA

Desmond King specializes in the study of the American state in US executive politics, race and politics in American political development, and the financial bases of US politics.

Elected 2003

King has held numerous research grants including a Nuffield Foundation Social Science Research Fellowship (1997-98), a British Academy Research Readership (2000-2002), and a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship (2005-2008). Aside from his fellowship of the British Academy King has been elected a fellow of numerous learned societies including the Royal Irish Academy, Academia Europaea, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Social Insurance and the American Philosophical Society. He was a Fellow of NYU Law School’s Strauss Center in 2013-14. King holds a DLitt in Politics from the University of Oxford.

Current post

Andrew W Mellon Professor of American Government, University of Oxford

Past appointments

St John's College, University of Oxford Professor of Politics and Fellow

1991 - 2002

London School of Economics and Political Science University of London Lecturer

1988 - 1991

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