Department Chair, Associate Professor, History
The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those who have not viewed the world." — Alexander von Humboldt
Dr. Christopher Gunn is an associate professor of history from southeastern Connecticut. Gunn has a PhD in history from Florida State University, an MA in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island, and a BA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. He has lived, traveled, and researched in Europe, the Middle East, and South America. He specializes in the Cold War, and is currently researching the history of political violence, state terror, and justice in post-conflict societies. He teaches courses on World War II, the Cold War, Eastern Europe & the Balkans, the Middle East, and diplomacy.
Ph.D., Florida State University, History, 2014.
M.A., University of Rhode Island, Political Science, 2006.
B.A., University of Virginia, Foreign Affairs, 1999.
“The 1960 Coup in Turkey: A U.S. Intelligence Failure or a Successful Intervention?” Journal of Cold War Studies Vol. 17, No. 2 (Spring 2015): 103-139.
World War II, the Cold War, Eastern Europe & the Balkans, the Middle East, and diplomacy.
The Cold War world, U.S. foreign policy, state terror, transnational political violence, civil wars, and post-conflict reconciliation and justice.