Prof. Philip John Davies

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Prof. Philip John Davies is Director of the Eccles Centre for American Studies at The British Library in London and President of the European Association for American Studies (EAAS). Davies also is Professor emeritus of American studies at De Montfort University in Leicester and has, during his career, taught at London University’s School of Advanced Study and the Universities of Manchester and Maryland, among many others. As an expert on US election campaigns, he provides invaluable insights into the political and sociocultural dimensions of American health, as well as the upcoming 2016 presidential elections. Davies has published extensively in the field of politics: He is the author of Elections USA and numerous articles and book chapters, coauthor of the textbook Politics USA and A Brief Introduction to US Politics. Recently, he wrote the preface to The Health of the Nation, the proceedings for the 2012 EAAS Conference held at Ege University in Izmir, Turkey. In his contribution for aspeers, he talks about the Affordable Care Act, its possible impacts on the 2016 elections, and about his views on American studies as a field.