Scott Lucas has been on the staff of the University of Birmingham since 1989 and has been Professor of American Studies since 1997. He began his career as a specialist in US and British foreign policy, but his research interests now also cover current international affairs --- especially North Africa, the Middle East, and Iran --- New Media, and Intelligence Services.
Professor Lucas has written and edited nine books, including Divided We Stand: Britain, the US and the Suez Crisis; Freedom’s War: The US Crusade Against the Soviet Union, 1945-56; George Orwell: Life and Times; and The Betrayal of Dissent: Beyond Orwell, Hitchens, and the New American Century, and published more than 30 major articles.
Professor Lucas is the Editor of the Journal of American Studies. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for American Studies and Research at American University Beirut and has previously been Visiting Professor at the Clinton Institute for American Studies at University College Dublin and Adjunct Professor of the Institute for North American and European Studies at the University of Tehran.
Professor Lucas is the founder and editor of EA WorldView, one of the leading news and analysis sites on US foreign policy and international affairs, especially in the Middle East and Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Before this, he was the creator of Libertas, an academic website connected with the Centre for US Foreign Policy at Birmingham.
Professor Lucas is a frequent contributor to American, British, and international media. A former essayist for the New Statesman, he has written and presented Suez: The Missing Dimension for BBC Radio 4 and co-directed the 2007 film Laban! on the “People’s Power” rising of 1986 in the Philippines.
EA WORLDVIEW (www.enduringamerica.com): "Move Over CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera --- There's a New Kid on the Media Block"
Scott Lucas is currently supervising 10 Master's and PhD dissertations in US Foreign Policy from 1945 to the Present; US-Iranian Relations; US and the Middle East; British Foreign Policy; Politics, Film, and Television.
Professor Lucas has recently completed two edited books on US foreign policy and power --- The Trials of Public Diplomacy (with Ali Fisher) and The Limits on US Power (with Bevan Sewell) --- which will appear in 2011. Complementing his work as an electronic journalist and analyst as well as an academic, he is now beginning work on a book on how “New Media” is reshaping foreign policy and international affairs.
A native of Alabama in the southeastern United States, Professor Lucas is still a keen fan of baseball, stock car racing, and The Onion.