Associate Professor in American Politics, United States Studies Centre (jointly appointed with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney)
Brendon O'Connor is jointly appointed between the US Studies Centre and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney as an Associate Professor in American Politics. He was a Fulbright Fellow at Georgetown University in 2006, a Visiting Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 2008 and 2015, and life member of Clare Hall at University of Cambridge.
Brendon is the editor of seven books on anti-Americanism and has also published articles and books on American welfare policy, presidential politics, US foreign policy, and Australian-American relations.
He has taught courses on American domestic politics and foreign affairs. In 2015 he was a recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s teaching award.
He is a regular commentator in the Australian media on American politics and foreign policy.
Brendon is teaching the following units in academic year 2017:
Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor is interviewed by Steve Price on 2GB. They discuss the forthcoming meeting between Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and US President Donald Trump, and Trump's achievements in his first...
Brexit, Bernie, Trump and Turnbull: modern democracies are being challenged by populist politics and ambitious politicians are riding the wave of newly mobilised voters. In the United States, the threat of civil war...