Assistant Professor in US National Security; Postdoctoral Research Fellow (British Academy)
Telephone: 024 7615 0205
Email: Christopher dot Moran at Warwick dot ac dot uk
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I was educated in Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, where I had the great pleasure of being taught by two inspirational teachers of history and politics, Andy Fisher and Dean Rust. I received my first degree (BA History) from Warwick University in 2003. I remained at Warwick for postgraduate work, completing an MA in History in 2004 and a PhD in 2008. My thesis was published in January 2013 by Cambridge University Press as Classified: Secrecy and the State in Modern Britain and won the St Ermin's Hotel Intelligence Book of the Year Award in 2014. I am currently completing a second book entitled Company Confessions: The CIA, Secrecy and Memoir Writing, to be published in the US by St. Martin's Press in 2015.
I am presently both an Assistant Professor in US National Security and a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at Warwick University. My British Academy research concerns the relationship between President Richard Nixon, his National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, and the Central Intelligence Agency.
Before this, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow on the AHRC-funded project: ‘Landscapes of Secrecy: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Contested Record of US Foreign Policy 1947-2001’. Between January and July 2011, I was a British Research Council Scholar at the Kluge Center, Library of Congress, in Washington D.C. I have been interviewed by Fox News, the Telegraph, Reuters, BBC Radio 4, Talk Radio Europe, BBC Radio Wales, France 24,and BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire.
Privately, I follow an underachieving (red-shirted) North London football team, enjoy listening to music from the Britpop era, and take a keen interest in the globe-trotting exploits of British secret agent James Bond. In 2012, I assisted the International Spy Musuem in Washington DC in creating an exhibition on 'Bond Villains', sponsored by EON Productions.
I currently teach the 2nd-year undergraduate module 'Politics of the USA', and the Masters module 'The CIA and Covert Action'. I am Treasurer of the Study Group on Intelligence (SGI), and have recently become book reviews editor of the Journal of Intelligence History. My literary interests are represented by the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency Ltd.