Rowe, Dr Daniel

Daniel Rowe

John G. Winant Lecturer in American Politics and Government

Academic background

Daniel received his BA from the University of Sheffield and a MSt and DPhil in History from the University of Oxford. He has previously taught at the University of Sheffield, University of Warwick, and Birkbeck, University of London.


At St Anne’s, he teaches material relating to United States history and politics. This includes the two American history outline papers (EWF9 and EWF12), dissertation supervision on subjects relating to his specialisms, and the Department of International Relations and Politics’ Government and Politics of the US paper (205). He also teaches on the US History MSt course and supervises Masters dissertations on twentieth century American history.

Research interests

  • Twentieth Century American History
  • Political History
  • Urban History
  • Political Economy

Daniel’s research concentrates on US political, urban, and economic history, particularly in the decades after the 1960s. He is currently working on a book tentatively entitled Beyond Reaganomics: The Long Economic Crisis and the Transformation of American Capitalism. This project explores the reaction of US elected officials, members of the business community and labour unions to the economic turbulence of the 1970s and 1980s. He is also interested in changing attitudes about the responsibilities of government in post-Second World War America, the history of deindustrialisation, and social movement and protest politics.

Recent Publications

“Local and Regional Countercurrents: Reagan Democrats and the Politics of the ‘Rustbelt’”, in Jon K. Lauck and Catherine McNicol Stock (eds), The Conservative Heartland: A Political History of the Postwar American Midwest (University of Kansas Press, 2020).

‘The Politics of Protest: Daniel Patrick Moynihan and the Vocal Minority, 1967-1974,’ PS: Political Science and Politics, April 2017.

Co-author, ‘Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s America: The Legacy of a Professor-Politician,’ introduction to a curated article collection for PS: Political Science and Politics, April 2017.