About us

The Monroe Group is an interdisciplinary research group at the University of Reading designed to encourage dialogue between scholars in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences working on all aspects of US political history and politics. The network was established by Dr Mara Oliva (Department of History), and Dr Mark Shanahan (Department of Politics) in March 2017. Inspired by President Monroe and his 1823 Doctrine, we focus especially on the Office of the Presidency and Foreign Policy.

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Contact Us:

Mara Oliva: m.oliva@reading.ac.uk, History Department, University of Reading

Mark Shanahan: m.j.shanahan@reading.ac.uk, Politics Department, University of Reading