Meet Our New Post-Doctoral Fellow

Evan D. McCormick joined the Center for Presidential History in August 2015. His research examines the history of U.S. – Latin American relations during the Cold War, with a focus on the intersection of U.S. development policies, Latin American democracy, and human rights.Evan McCormick

Before joining CPH, Evan was a dissertation fellow at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, and an Eisenhower/Roberts Fellow of the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College. He was the recipient of the University of Virginia’s Albert Gallatin Graduate Research Fellowship and a junior fellow in the University of Virginia Society of Fellows.

Evan received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia in 2015. His dissertation, “Beyond Revolution and Repression: U.S. Foreign Policy and Latin American Democracy, 1980-1989,” explored the history of U.S. efforts to promote democracy amidst Latin American civil conflicts during the Reagan years. Evan earned an M.A. in international relations from Yale University (2007) and a B.A. in international relations from Boston University (2003). Before returning to academia, he served as a policy analyst at the Department of Homeland Security where he specialized in U.S.-Latin American security issues.

Upcoming Events at the Center for Presidential History

The Center for Presidential History will be hosting several academic forums in the near future. All events are open to the public and free to attend. Forum topics range from the lives of presidents and first ladies to music and politics in the founding era. Make sure you don’t miss any upcoming CPH events by downloading a complete list of our 2015-2016 events here.