Tom Long is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. He is also an Affiliated Professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City. During 2018, he was Fulbright visiting professor at the Instituto de Ciencia Política of the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Chile; he was previously on the faculties of the University of Reading and American University. He holds a PhD in International Relations from American University.
Tom’s research interests include U.S.-Latin American relations, Latin American foreign policy, small states, and the dynamics of asymmetrical international relations. His first book, Latin America Confronts the United States: Asymmetry and Influence (Cambridge University Press, 2015) was named one of the best books of 2016 by Foreign Affairs. It is now out in paperback (Cambridge, Amazon). He is currently working on a book on small states for the “Bridging the Gap” series, published by Oxford University Press.
Since finishing his PhD in June 2013, Tom has published research in a dozen major journals, including IR- and politics-focused journals such as World Politics, International Security, International Affairs, Perspectives on Politics, and International Studies Review. He has also published in regional and historical outlets including Latin American Research Review (2010 and 2020), Bulletin of Latin American Research, Diplomatic History, and Foro Internacional, as well as having authored several book chapters and essays (full list here). His research in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, and the United States, has been supported by grants from the Fulbright Program, Tinker Foundation, British Council, the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust, and the Truman Library Institute. He is the Chair of the Robert A. Pastor North American Research Initiative, based at American University.
At the University of Warwick, Tom teaches modules on rising powers, Latin American politics, and IR of the Americas. He has also previously taught IR theory, U.S. foreign policy, inter-American relations, history of global politics, international organizations, global governance, and international relations of small powers. He has been on the faculties of the University of Reading, the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (Mexico City), and American University; he has also been a visiting researcher at Universidad de los Andes (Bogota) and Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Rio de Janeiro).
He has presented at many conferences, including frequently at the International Studies Association and Latin American Studies Association, and he has given invited lectures at Oxford University, Amherst College, the College of Europe (Bruges), University College London, Friedrich-Alexander University (Nuremberg), American University, FGV (Rio), UNAM, CIDE, Universidad de los Andes, and elsewhere.