Dr. Julie deGraffenried
Broadly, I study U.S. foreign policy, and am interested in examining the role of religion in influencing decisions and policies. More specifically I focus on the Cold War and its effects, particularly in relations between the U.S. and Eastern Europe. My masters' thesis focused on the refugee relief program following the Hungarian Crisis in 1956, and I hope to expand this topic for my dissertation. Additionally, I have a strong interest in the theory and method of teaching history.
Before starting at Baylor, I worked for over a decade in information technology and information security. I was also blessed to serve as an adjunct instructor for two years. My wife and I travel annually to Transylvania for mission work and have numerous horses, dogs, and cats.