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School of History

Dr Daniel Peart


Senior Lecturer in American History

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7882 8356
Room Number: ArtsTwo 4.11


I joined Queen Mary as a full-time member of staff in 2011, having previously held part-time teaching posts at both Queen Mary and University College London. I gained my BA and my PhD from UCL, and my MSc from the Institute for the Study of the Americas (University of London). 


Research Interests:

My research focuses on the relationship between Americans and their government in the early United States. My first book, Era of Experimentation: American Political Practices in the Early Republic, explores the diversity of American democracy during this formative period for the young nation. My second book, Lobbyists and the Making of US Tariff Policy, 1816-1861, investigates the origins of lobbying and its role in the making of federal trade policy. I'm currently working on a new project on the Speakers of the US House of Representatives, which examines the role of this understudied office in the legislative history of the republic up to the American Civil War.


Editorial Positions 


I welcome applications from candidates wishing to pursue doctoral research in eighteenth and nineteenth century US history, especially:

  • politics
  • policymaking
  • democracy
  • the state

Current PHD Students

  • Connie Thomas – The Emergence of Federal Migration Politics and Policy in the United States, c.1776-1802