Participant Info

First Name
Karen Patricia
Last Name
University of Oxford
Website URL
Culture Wars, conservatism, liberalism, populism, elitism, Donald Trump, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, John Kennedy, arts policy, National Endowment for the Arts, NASA, space policy, Apollo program, the Moon landings
Additional Contact Information
I'm available for consultation and research work, plus exhibitions, catalogues, films, documentaries, and radio. I don't do election coverage.

Personal Info

About Me

I’m a Stipendiary Lecturer in History at Lady Margaret Hall and a Senior Research Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford.

I specialize in 20th and 21st century United States history.


Recent Publications

Special Journal Issue

Guest Editor, ‘Project Apollo and After’, European Journal of American Culture, 39:3 (September 2020).

Journal Articles

‘Special Issue Introduction: Project Apollo and After’, European Journal of American Culture, 39:3 (September 2020), 241-247.

‘Daniel Patrick Moynihan and his ‘Guiding Principles for Federal Architecture’ (1962)’, P.S.: Political Science & Politics, 50:2 (April 2017), 384–387.

‘Artistic Scarcity in an Age of Material Abundance: President Lyndon Johnson, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Great Society Liberalism’, European Journal of American Culture, 36:1 (March 2017), 5–22.

Book Chapters

‘Conservative Artists in the 1950s: The Limits to Success’, in, Tom Packer and Philip Davies (eds.), Rethinking American Conservatism (Institute for the Study of the Americas, London, 2020). Word count: c. 12,000. Forthcoming.

‘Battles Over the Biblical Epic: Hollywood, Christians, and the American Culture Wars’, in, Wickham Clayton (ed.), The Bible Onscreen in the New Millennium: New Heart and New Spirit (Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2020), 23-35.

‘Roger L. Stevens: The Great Facilitator’, in, William A. Everett and Laura MacDonald (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers (Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2017), 207–215.

Book Reviews

‘Review of LBJ’s 1968: Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America’s Year of Upheaval by Kyle Longley’, Journal of American Studies, 54, 5 (December 2020), E66.

‘New Directions in the History of Conservative Women’, Journal of Women’s History, 29:2 (Summer 2017), 165–172.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
8, 9
Expertise by Topic
American Presidents, Art & Architectural History, Government, Material Culture, Museums, Politics, Public History, Science