Jonathan completed his MA in United States Studies at UCL’s Institute of the Americas and begins his PhD research at UCL in October 2015. He will be researching a political biography of former Republican Presidential candidate Senator Bob Dole, through which he will explore the development of the Republican Party during the last quarter of the 20th century. Although his main focus lies with modern U. S. political history, his other areas of interest range across all aspects of American culture, history and society in the post-war era.