Trevor McCrisken's research interests are in United States foreign policy and US politics and culture. Trevor's research currently focuses on President Donald Trump's attempts to redefine US foreign policy following the Obama presidency, his approach and use of rhetoric, and its impact particularly on counter-terrorism policy. His recent publications include "Obama's Drone War" in the journal Survival and two articles in the journal International Affairs, "Ten Years On: Obama's War on Terrorism in Rhetoric and Practice" and "Justifying Sacrifice: Barack Obama and the Selling and Ending of the War in Afghanistan". He is currently researching and writing his next book, "The Drone Seduction: The Language of Targeted Killing and Counterterrorism."
He received his BA in American Studies (Politics) from the University of Kent with a year at the University of Maryland, College Park. He then completed an MA in International Affairs at American University, Washington, DC and received his DPhil from the University of Sussex. He has held previous posts at the University of Oxford, Lancaster University, and UWE Bristol. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford from 2001-2003 and an Associate Fellow from 2003-2009. He joined the department at Warwick in September 2003. He has also been Chair of the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) since November 2007 and a North America Region Head with Oxford Analytica since 2002.