David Waller was educated at the Universities of Oxford (BA Joint Honours in Ancient & Modern History) and London (MA in Area Studies ~ United States), and undertook further graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley.
He joined the University of Northampton in 1992 to teach American Studies and is now part of the International Relations and Politics course team.
He currently serves as chairman of the Northampton Branch of The Historical Association and as chairman of the Northamptonshire Archaeological Society.
BA (Hons) International Relations and Politics. Teaching on the following modules:
- States, Empires and the Changing Global Order
- Power and Vision
- American Politics in a Global Age
- Democracy in Action
- Contemporary Challenges in World Politics
BA (Hons) History. Teaching on the following module:
- Divided Nation to Superpower
MA International Relations. Teaching on the following module:
- America after 9/11
David Waller’s principal research interests lie in Anglo-American diplomatic relations and he is currently investigating the correspondence of British consuls in the USA during the era of the American Civil War, in collaboration with Dr David Brown of the University of Manchester.
- Waller, D. (2012) Campaign finance and the 2012 Presidential election. Panel Presentation presented to: American Politics Group Roundtable, British Association for American Studies (BAAS) 57th Annual Conference, University of Manchester, 12-15 April 2012. (Submitted)
- Waller, D. (2012) Review of ‘Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America’ by Benjamin L. Carp. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. 35(2), pp. 298-299. 1754-0208.
- Waller, D. (2012) Review of ‘The Grand Design: Strategy and the U.S. Civil War’ by Donald Stoker. American Nineteenth Century History. 13(1), p. 123. 1466-4658.
- Waller, D. (2011) The Civil War in international and historical contexts. Invited Presentation presented to: The American Civil War: A Sesquicentennial Conference, Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library, London, 11 April 2011. (Unpublished)
- Waller, D. (2010) Review of ‘Unlikely Allies: Britain, America and the Victorian Origins of the Special Relationship’ by Duncan Andrew Campbell. American Nineteenth Century History. 11(3), pp. 381-383. 1466-4658.
- Waller, D. (2010) What needs to be done to put American government right? Invited Presentation presented to: Can Government Be Repaired? Lessons from the USA, Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library, London, 14 December 2010. (Unpublished)
- Waller, D. (2009) Abraham Lincoln: the nationalist as universalist. Invited Presentation presented to: Lincoln Bicentennial Conference: European Readings of Abraham Lincoln, His Times & Legacy, American University of Paris, 17-18 October 2009. (Unpublished)
- Waller, D. (2008) Member of Editorial Board. International Journal of Historical Teaching, Learning and Research (IJHLTR). Exeter: History Education Centre (HEC), School of Education, University of Exeter. 1472 -9466.
- Brown, D. and Waller, D. (2007) The south in the British political mind: diplomacy and the sectional crisis. In: Armstrong, C., Fagge, R. and Lockley, T. (eds.) America in the British Imagination. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 118-131.