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Andrew Falk


Andrew Falk

Associate Professor

McMurran Hall 321
(757) 594-8431
falk@cnu.edu

Education

  • Ph D in History, University of Texas at Austin
  • MA in History, George Washington University
  • BA in Political Science, George Washington University

Teaching

Modern United States history
American foreign relations
American politics, culture, and the military
study abroad

Research

modern American foreign relations
World War I, World War II, Cold War
public diplomacy and cultural export
humanitarianism

Professor Falk focuses on the roles American citizens and private organizations play in American foreign relations and their relationships with policymakers.

Biography

Andrew J. Falk is Associate Professor of History at CNU. He earned his B.A. and M.A. at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin before coming to CNU in 2005. He has held the Franklin Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Georgia (2004) and has served as a Visiting Professor of History at the University of Glasgow in Scotland (2017). A specialist in the history of American foreign relations, he is the author of the book, Upstaging the Cold War: American Dissent and Cultural Diplomacy, 1940-1960. His current book project is titled Shadow Diplomats: American Humanitarians in the Era of the World Wars, 1900-1948. He has received several grants, including from the New York Public Library and the Rockefeller Foundation. Since coming to CNU he has mentored many students in their undergraduate research projects, several of which have earned grants and prizes, and he has co-led students on several study abroad trips throughout Europe and to China. In 2015, he received the CNU Alumni Society Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring.

  • Research Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation Archive Center. (2017)
  • Research Fellowship, Ruth and David Musher JDC Archives Fellowship. (2015)
  • Alumni Society Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, CNU Alumni Society. (2015)
  • Research Fellowship, The New York Public Library. (2012)
  • Honorable Mention for Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. (2011)
  • Franklin Postdoctoral Fellowship, The University of Georgia. (2004)
  • Centennial Travel Grant, The University of Texas at Austin. (2001)
  • Dora Bonham Dissertation Research Grant, The University of Texas at Austin. (2000)
  • Monograph
    (2018 ). Shadow Diplomats: American Humanitarianism in the Era of the World Wars, 1900-1948. (in progress).
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2017 ). "Eisenhower, the Red Scare, and Domestic Anticommunism". Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    (2017 ). "The American Middle Class in the Nuclear Age". ABC-CLIO.
  • (2017 ). “Popular Culture and American Foreign Relations". Oxford University Press.
  • Monograph
    (2010 ). Upstaging the Cold War: American Dissent and Cultural Diplomacy, 1940-1960. University of Massachusetts Press.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2010 ). “Atomic Babble: Civil Defense and Citizen Opportunities, 1945-1964”. The New England Journal of History.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2004 ). “Reading Between the Lines: Negotiating National Identity on American Television, 1945-1960”. Diplomatic History.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2002 ). “Contesting Pax Atlantica at Suez: Colonialism in a Bipolar World”. The New England Journal of History.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (1998 ). “Robert Taft and the Politics of Isolationism”. The New England Journal of History.

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