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Areas of Specialty
U.S. Foreign Relations, Twentieth-century U.S.
Current Research Interests
Frank Costigliola is editing the diaries of George F. Kennan, which extend from 1924 to 2004. His most recent book, Roosevelt’s Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War, will be published by Princeton University Press in January 2012.
Frank Costigliola has taught at UConn since 1998. A recipient of fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Guggenheim foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Norwegian Nobel Institute, he received in 2002 the Chancellor's award for excellence in research and the Alumni Association's award for excellence in research. In 2009, he served as president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR).
"Broken Circle: The Isolation of Franklin D. Roosevelt in World War II" in Diplomatic History (November 2008).
"Reading for Meaning: Theory, Language, and Metaphor" in Michael Hogan and Thomas G. Paterson (eds.), Explaining American Foreign Relations History, 2nd ed. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003).
"Doing and Defining U.S. Foreign Relations: A Primer" (a revision of Thomas G. Paterson's 1991 essay in ibid.
"Language and Power in the Western Alliance," in Kathleen Burk and Melvyn Stokes (eds.), The United States and European Alliance Since 1945 (Oxford, U.K., 2000) 101-25.
"'I Had Come as a Friend': Emotion, Culture, and Ambiguity in the Formation of the Cold War," Cold War History (August 2000), 103-28.
"`Mixed Up' and `Contact': Culture and Emotion among the Allies in the Second World War," International History Review (December 1998), 791-805.
"`Unceasing Pressure for Penetration': Gender, Pathology, and Emotion in George Kennan's Formation of the Cold War," The Journal of American History (March 1997), 1309-39.
"The Nuclear Family: Tropes of Gender and Pathology in the Western Alliance," Diplomatic History (Spring 1997), 163-83.
"Kennedy, the European Allies, and the Failure to Consult," Political Science Quarterly (Spring 1995), 105-23.
"An 'Arm Around the Shoulder': The United States, NATO and German Reunification, 1989-90," Contemporary European History, (July 1994), 87-110.
France and the United States: The Cold Alliance Since World War II (New York: Twayne/Macmillan, 1992).
Awkward Dominion: American Political, Economic, and Cultural Relations with Europe, 1919-1933 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1984, 1987, 2010).