Louisa Hotson (HST414/PSC350.3 – America: A Foreign Perspective)

Louisa Hotson is a historian of the United States.  Her research lies at the intersection of intellectual and political history with a focus on the rise of social scientific expertise, the professionalization of American society and changing attitudes towards government.  She was a doctoral student at the University of Oxford where she wrote a thesis on the history of the American Political Science profession between 1870 and 1970. She has held a number of fellowships include a Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities and a Corpus Christi Senior Scholarship.  During 2015 she was a Robert L. Platzmann Fellow at the University of Chicago.  She also holds a BA in Politics from Durham University, and a Masters Degree in US History and Politics from the University of London.