David Coates

David Coates
Department Co-Chair

B.A. – University of York, United Kingdom
D.Phil. (Oxon)   -University of Oxford

Telephone: (336) 758-3544
Office: 013 Kirby Hall
Email: coatesd@wfu.edu

Personal Website




David Coates holds the Worrell Chair in Anglo-American Studies. Born in the United Kingdom and educated at the universities of York and Oxford, he came to Wake Forest University in 1999, having previously held personal chairs at the universities of Leeds (in contemporary political economy) and Manchester (in labor studies). He has written extensively on UK labor politics, contemporary political economy and US public policy. Married to a native of New Jersey who now teaches English at Mount Tabor High School, he and Eileen have a son Jonathan currently attending Wake Forest as an undergraduate. For further details, see www.davidcoates.net.



POL 234:  United Kingdom  Politics in a Global Age
POL 237:  The Comparative Politics of Welfare States 
POL 239:  State, Economy and International Competitiveness
POL 290:  Senior Seminar: The Origin and Character of Contemporary Labor Movements
POL 290:  Senior Seminar: The Rise & Fall of Empires
Comparative Government and Politics
Debating Capitalism