Justin Winokur

Field & Specialties

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


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 student at the University of Virginia researching 20th century international history, the Cold War, and U.S. foreign relations. He is advised by Professor William Hitchcock. Justin is also an Associate of the Applied History Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, which aims to illuminate current choices and challenges by analyzing history. 

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 graduated summa cum laude from Connecticut College, where he studied International Relations with minors in French and German.

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)