Dissertation: “Criminalizing Insurgents: The United States and Western Europe Response to Terrorism, 1968-1984”

I received my Ph.D. in the History Department at Temple University in 2018. My work focuses on the international and transnational history of the United States and Western Europe in the second half of the Cold War.

Of particular interest to me is how states and publics managed the concept of terrorism – a new threat to domestic and global security in an era of increasing communication and travel possibilities. I look at how governments, corporations, and activist groups sought to understand, regulate, and prevent this concept, and in turn shifted their stance on related issues of criminal justice, supranational organizations, and international law.

I have a Master of Arts in Early Modern and Modern History from Eberhard Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany.


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