The Monroe Group was established by Dr Mara Oliva (Department of History), Dr Mark Shanahan (Department of Politics) and Dr Madeleine Davies (Department of English) in March 2017. The network is designed to encourage dialogue between scholars in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences working on all aspects of politics in the American continent. It has been developed in response to recent expansion of staff and student recruitment working in the field of US and Latin American politics at the University of Reading.  

The Monroe Group will be home to existing UoR researchers and PhD students working in this area and will facilitate new collaborative projects, research grants applications and teaching development across all disciplines. In particular:

1)   US foreign policy

2)   Climate Change Diplomacy

3)   Gender, Diversity and Inclusion

4)   Representations, Rhetoric and Media

5)   Policy