Patrick Cross

Research Topic:

(A)Political Institution? How the United States Military’s Norms Shape Its Influence over the President
Government and Politics Network
Pembroke College
MPhil Comparative Government

Paddy Cross is reading for a Master of Philosophy in Politics (Comparative Government) at Pembroke College. He is a Governor Philip scholar. Under the supervision of Professor Desmond King, Paddy’s research examines civil-military relations in the United States. In the tradition of American Political Development, Paddy’s work traces how the military conceives of its role in domestic political crises.

Before Oxford, Paddy worked in a political advisory and public diplomacy role for the Australian Consulate-General in Los Angeles; as a solicitor at international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills; and as an associate to a Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland. Paddy holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) and Bachelor of International Relations (Diplomacy) from Bond University.