Dr Thomas Mills


Research Overview

My research lies in the field of international relations in the twentieth century, with particular interests in US foreign policy towards Latin America and diplomatic relations between the US and Great Britain. My first book, Post-War Planning on the Periphery, explored Anglo-American relations in South America during the Second World War in the broader context of the post-war economic diplomacy undertaken by the wartime allies. My current research projects include a collaborative project exploring Anglo-American relations in Latin America throughout the 20th century; an exploration of the role of British and American business groups in economic diplomacy; and a project exploring Britain's emerging role in Latin America at the turn of the 21st century. I also have a side interest in the political and cultural significance of the 1960s British pop group, the Beatles.

British industry and US-UK economic diplomacy during World War II
Mills, T. 2/03/2017 In: The Foreign Office, Commerce and British Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century. London : Palgrave-Macmillan
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

British diplomacy in Latin America at the turn of the 21st Century: witness seminar
Mills, T.C., Kandiah, M. 2016
Other contribution

Student-led debates as a method of teaching US foreign policy
Mills, T. 24/11/2014
Other contribution

Multilateralism, but not as we know it: Anglo-American economic diplomacy in South America during the Second World War
Mills, T. 2013 In: Journal of Transatlantic Studies. 11, 3, p. 278-291. 14 p.
Journal article

John Hay Whitney, 1957-1961
Mills, T. 2012 In: The Embassy in Grosvenor Square. United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan ISBN: 978-0230280625.

Mobilising the Americas for war: Jefferson Caffery in Brazil, 1937-1944
Mills, T. 2012 In: Diplomats at war. The Netherlands : Republic of Letters ISBN: 9789089791092, 9789089791108.

Post-war Planning on the Periphery: Anglo-American Economic Diplomacy in South America, 1939-1945
Mills, T. 2012 Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press. 296 p. ISBN: 9780748643882.

The 'Hemisphere Isolationists' and Anglo-American economic diplomacy during the second world war
Mills, T. 03/2011 In: Journal of Transatlantic Studies. 9, 1, p. 63-75. 13 p.
Journal article

Anglo-American economic diplomacy during the second world war and the electrification of the Central Brazilian Railway
Mills, T. 03/2009 In: Diplomacy and Statecraft. 20, 1, p. 69-85. 17 p.
Journal article