Richard Nixon, the Office of Economic Opportunity and the limits of presidential power in the wake of the Great Society
Supervisor: Gareth Davies
I am a first-year DPhil (PhD) candidate at University College. My dissertation concerns the surprising survival of many of the War on Poverty programs during the presidency of Richard M. Nixon. Utilising a policy history approach, I seek to explain the shift in governing authority from the President and the Congress towards the bureaucracy and the judiciary. I have previously studied at the University of Melbourne and Balliol College, Oxford. I have recently had my first article published in the Australasian Journal of American Studies.
If you have further interest in my work, please download my CV or contact me at mitchell.robertson[at]history.ox.ac.uk