Dr Nigel Bowles

former Director of the Rothermere American Institute; Senior Research Fellow, Corpus Christi College


Dr Bowles’ research interests lie in American political history and, in particular, in the history of the US presidency. Among his publications are The White House and Capitol Hill, an exploration of the politics of presidential lobbying; and Nixon’s Business: Authority and Power in Presidential Politics in which he examines the relationship between authority and power in five cases of President Nixon’s leadership of economic policy. He was Director of the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford from 2011 to 2015.


  • United States politics and history
  • United States presidency
  • United States economic policy

Media experience

Dr Bowles has experience of working with the media.