Participant Info

First Name
Karen Patricia
Last Name
St Clare’s, 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 based in 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

‘Towards a Cultural Counter-Establishment: Huntington Hartford and his Eponymous Foundation, 1948-1965’, in, Ben Offiler and Rachel Williams (eds.), American Philanthropy at Home and Abroad: New Directions in the History of Giving (Bloomsbury Academic, New York, 2023), 86-108.

‘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.

Review Articles

‘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
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
American Presidents, Art & Architectural History, Government, Material Culture, Museums, Politics, Public History, Science