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University of Kansas
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Modern United States, Policy History, Political History, Vietnam War, President Richard M. Nixon, National Security State, National Security Council
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About Me

Ashley Neale is a doctoral candidate at the University of Kansas. Born in Ottawa, Canada, Ashley received her MA in History from Trent University in 2015, her Bachelor of Education from Queens University in 2013, and her BA from Trent University in 2012. Ashley is a modern US historian whose research focuses on the development of the US political system, and the architecture for foreign policy-creation. Her research interests include Modern US History, with a focus on US and the World, Policy history, the US Presidency, and Political history.

Her dissertation is on the development of the National Security State architecture under President Richard M. Nixon. It analyses Nixon’s changes to the US government policy making structures and considers the interplay between Nixon’s political experience and the war in Vietnam on this process.

Recent Publications

“Presidential Preview: Nixon’s Vice Presidency and Role in the Vietnam War, 1953-1955,” Presidential Studies Quarterly 49:2 (June 2019): 394-416.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
8, 9
Expertise by Topic
American Presidents, Government, Politics