Laura Ellyn Smith

D.Phil. in History

Dr Laura Ellyn Smith is a presidential historian. Her second doctorate analyzes the development of presidential power in foreign policy at the turn of the 20th century. She is the recipient of the Philip Davies Fellowship at The British Library.

Her first doctorate, in U.S. History from the University of Mississippi, focused on the 1832 presidential election. Here she undertook comprehensive exams in the U.S. South and the Global Cold War. She has taught 14 different courses on U.S. History and Politics across 4 universities in the U.K. and the U.S., and supervised undergraduate dissertations. Canterbury Christ Church University students nominated her for two teaching awards.

She has had seven peer-reviewed journal articles published, is collaborating on edited book projects, and enjoys writing op-eds, and being interviewed on U.S. Politics.

Her work is available through Women Also Know History and her ORCiD page.

You can also connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter.