Alexandra Tejblum Evans

Field & Specialties

U.S. Foreign Relations & Strategy
U.S. policy toward the Middle East
The Reagan Administration
Cold War International


University of Virginia, M.A. (2015)

Vassar College, B.A. (2013) 


Alexandra T. Evans is an Ernest May Fellow in History & Policy at the Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs and a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of Virginia. Her research explores U.S. perceptions of threat and change in the international system, with a focus on late Cold War strategy, the Middle East, and the use of force. In addition to her academic work, her writing has appeared in policy and public outlets including War on the Rocks and The Washington Post. She holds a MA degree from the University of Virginia and a B.A. with honors from Vassar College.

Current Research

Dissertation in progress: "Reagan's Middle East: Lebanon and the Evolution of U.S. Strategy, 1981-1985"

Courses Taught

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Spring 2016: HIST 3452 World War II    

Fall 2015: HIME 2012 Palestine 1948         

Spring 2015: HIUS 3456 History of U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1898

Fall 2014: HIEU 3442 European History from the Victorian Age to the Welfare State, 1890-1960