Welcome to the website of Brian McNamara. Brian is a PhD student in the Department of History at Temple University. He studies under the supervision of Dr. Petra Goedde. Brian’s research interests include the role of Congress in making and shaping foreign policy, the intersections between the black diaspora and foreign relations, and transnational discourses on human rights. He combines these interests in his proposed dissertation, which will examine U.S. relations with Angola from 1960 until 1990.