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

Advisor: Bradley Simpson


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

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”

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


“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