Dr Sarah Graham

Lecturer in US Foreign Policy, United States Studies Centre

Sarah Ellen Graham is a Lecturer in US Foreign Policy at the US Studies Centre.

Sarah has a PhD from the Australian National University and a BA (Hons I) from the University of New South Wales. She won a UNSW undergraduate scholarship as well as an Australian Postgraduate Award. Previously, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California's Centre for International Studies and the Centre on Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School of Communication.

Her research examines the American government's use of propaganda and public diplomacy in contemporary and historical contexts, the role of emotions in foreign policy, and US foreign policy in South Asia. She has previously taught at the University of Western Sydney and the University of Southern California. Sarah was the 2007 winner of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations’ Stuart Bernath Article Prize and a recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship.

Sarah has been published in Diplomatic History, Diplomacy & Statecraft, International Studies Review, Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, The Australasian Journal of American Studies and Orbis. She has also written for the Lowy Interpreter, The Diplomat, and several Australian newspapers. Sarah is the author of a monograph on the history of US public diplomacy, titled Culture and Propaganda: The Progressive Origins of American Public Diplomacy, 1936-1953 (Routledge, 2015), and is currently working on projects examining emotions in public diplomacy and the diplomatic relationship between the US and India.

Sarah is teaching the following units in academic year 2017:

Areas of expertise

  • US-Asia relations
  • US foreign policy, defence and strategy