David L. Evans

Office Hours, Spring 2019: Tu/Thurs 2:15-3:15 pm
Office: Room 217, Wood Hall
Emaildavid.l.evans@uconn.edu

Advisor: Bradley Simpson

 

Dissertation: Hunger for Rights: The Human Right to Food in the Post-War Era

 

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

 

Education and Experience:
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”

B.A., History and International Studies, University of North Carolina Wilmington

* United States Marine Corps, 2002-2010. Deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Philippines, and Japan. Taught special operations history and organization for Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) Assessment and Selection Course

 

Publications:
“Agricultural Sales and the Making of Detente: The US-Soviet Grain Deal of 1972,” NC State Graduate Journal of History, Vol 3 (2015)

 

Presentations:

“The Right to be Free from Hunger: The Food and Agriculture Organization and the Reclamation of the Human Right to Food,” The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Meeting 2020, (accepted, meeting canceled).

“False Harvest: US Foreign Relations and the Dream of Agricultural Power during the 1970s,” The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Meeting 2018, Phildelphia, PA, June 21, 2018.

“Agricultural Sales and the Making of Detente: The US-Soviet Grain Deal of 1972,” NC State Graduate Conference 2015, Raleigh, NC, March 28, 2015.

 

Selected Awards:

Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award (Dissertation Award) in Honor of Robert Teeter, Gerald Ford Presidential Library, 2020

Human Rights Institute Dissertation Research Fellowship, University of Connecticut, 2020

Outstanding Scholar Fellowship, University of Connecticut, 2016-2019

Albert E. and Wilda E. Van Dusen Scholarship, University of Connecticut, 2018

Cashman Prize, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2016

Tyrone Rowell Scholarship, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2014-2015