Justin Winokur

Field & Specialties

20th Century International History
The Cold War
U.S. Foreign Relations
U.S. Political History


M.A. History, University of Virginia, 2022

B.A. International Relations, French, and German (summa cum laude), Connecticut College, 2018


Justin Winokur is a third year PhD candidate in History at the University of Virginia, where he researches America’s Cold War warfare state under Professor William Hitchcock. Justin is the 2022-23 Fellow for UVA's Governing America in a Global Era, a 2022-23 Fellow at UVA’s National Security Policy Center, and an Associate of the Applied History Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. From 2018-2020, Justin was a Research Assistant to Professor Graham Allison at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center, where he was also the Center's Applied History Project Coordinator. Prior to joining the Belfer Center, Justin was a Research Assistant at Harvard’s American Secretaries of State Project and at the Institute for European Politics in Berlin, Germany. He holds an MA in History from the University of Virginia and a BA in International Relations (summa cum laude) from Connecticut College.

Awards & Honors

Fellow, Governing America in a Global Era (GAGE), University of Virginia (2022-23)

National Security Fellow, National Security Policy Center, University of Virginia (2022-23)

Courses Taught

HIST 2214: The Cold War, 1945-1991 (Professor William Hitchcock, Fall 2021)