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- Twentieth century American history, presidential history, Ronald Reagan's presidency
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- About Me
Sarah is a doctoral candidate in History at the University of Edinburgh, where her research explores the crafting of Ronald Reagan’s legacy during the 1980s and 1990s. Her previous dissertations have examined Reagan’s 1984 tour of Europe, and the US invasion of Grenada in 1983.
She also holds a first class MA (undergraduate) in History and English Literature from the University of Edinburgh, and an MLitt with distinction in American Studies from the University of Glasgow. Her doctoral research is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). She was a 2020 British Research Council Fellow at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress in Washington DC.
- Recent Publications
Sarah Thomson, ‘Presidential Travel and the Rose Garden Strategy: a case study of Ronald Reagan’s 1984 tour of Europe’, Presidential Studies Quarterly, December 2020.
Sarah Thomson, ‘As we rethink Ronald Reagan’s legacy, we should also rethink how and why it was constructed‘, Washington Post (12 August 2019).
On Widening Participation and the PhD (Pubs and Publications: the PhD Experience), August 2018.
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- United States
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- American Presidents, Museums, Politics, Public History