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.
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.