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Hannah Gurman

Hannah Gurman

Clinical Associate Professor
B.A. English & History, University of Delaware, 2000
M.A., Columbia University, 2003
M.Phil., Columbia University, 2005
Ph.D. English & Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2008

Hannah Gurman brings an interdisciplinary and eclectic approach to the study of US foreign relations in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries that reflects her training in literary and cultural studies and informs her dual focus on historical scholarship and contemporary commentary. Her work has appeared in Diplomatic History, The Journal of Contemporary History , Small Wars Journal,  as well as on Salon and the Huffington Post. She is a columnist for the digital think tank, Foreign Policy in Focus, and the author of The Dissent Papers: The Voices of Diplomats in the Cold War and Beyond (Columbia University Press, 2012). Gurman edited the book, Hearts and Minds: A People’s History of Counterinsurgency (The New Press, 2013).


Contact Information

Hannah Gurman

Clinical Associate Professor
1 Wash Pl, Room 616
(212) 992-7745
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Office Hours
Tuesday (9:30-11 by appt)
Thursday (9:30-11 by appt), (12:30-1:30 by appt)

Research and Teaching Interests

history and culture of US foreign relations; the cold war; history and theory of international conflict; twentieth-century American literature and film; political rhetoric

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