David L. Evans

David Evans, doctoral student, History Dept., UConnOffice Hours, Spring 2019: Tu/Thurs 2:15-3:15 pm
Office: Room 217, Wood Hall
Emaildavid.l.evans@uconn.edu

Advisor: Bradley Simpson

 

Biography:
I was born and raised in Louisiana. Prior to moving into academia, I served eight years in the United States Marine Corps, and deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, the Philippines, and Japan. Previously I taught special operations history and organization as an instructor at the Marine Special Operations Command Assessment and Selection Course.

 

Areas of Interest:
United States Foreign Relations – Cold War and Twentieth Century
Human Rights, in particular the right to adequate food
International Development
Humanitarianism and foreign aid
Agricultural diplomacy, foreign economic policy, and domestic affairs

Education:
B.A., History and International Studies, University of North Carolina Wilmington
M.A., History, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Thesis: “No ‘Business as Usual’: The Diplomacy of the 1980 U.S. Grain Embargo on the Soviet Union, Human Rights, and the End of Détente”

Publications:
“Agricultural Sales and the Making of Detente: The US-Soviet Grain Deal of 1972,” NC State Graduate Journal of History, Vol 3 (2015)
http://gjh.ojs.chass.ncsu.edu/index.php/Graduate/article/view/22

Presentations:

“False Harvest: U.S. Foreign Relations and the Dream of Agricultural Power during the 1970s” The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations 2018 Annual Meeting