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

My project traces how the United States and its European allies, especially the Federal Republic of Germany, conceptualized the threat of “international terrorism” from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. Focusing on international politics, this project highlights novel understandings and practices related to terrorism that developed during the  long 1970s.


Research Awards, Fellowships, and Grants:

The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations’ Samuel Flagg Bemis Dissertation Research Grant (2016)

Center for the Humanities at Temple’s Graduate Associate Fellowship (2016-2017)

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Research Travel Grant (2016)

Temple University Global Studies’ Graduate Student Research Grant (2015-2016)

Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy’s John Votaw Endowed Research Award (2016-2017)

Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy’s Marvin Wachman Fellowship in Force and Diplomacy (co-recipient, 2015-2106)

Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy’s Thomas J. Davis Endowed Fellowship in Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (2014-2015)


Further Experience:

Research Assistant, Collaborative Research Center 923 “Bedrohte Ordnungen“ (Threatened Orders: Societies Under Stress), Section “The Cold War”, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany (2011-2012)