Professor David Ryan is responsible for the Public History strand of the MA. David has published extensively on contemporary history and US foreign policy concentrating on the US interventions in the post-Vietnam era, including Central America, Angola, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and the broader Middle East amongst other places. Professor Ryan maintains an active engagement with a variety of professional associations and has acted as Vice-Chair of the Transatlantic Studies Association with membership from throughout Europe, the Americas and Australia. He serves as Senior Associate Editor of the Association’s The Journal of Transatlantic Studies published by Routledge. David also headed a major research project on War and American Identity.