Michelle Getchell, Ph.D.

Select Any

Assistant Professor Strategy and Policy Department
Michelle Getchell Profile Image


Michelle Getchell earned her Ph.D. in History at the University of Texas at Austin, where she focused on US foreign policy, Soviet studies, Latin America, and the international history of the Cold War. Her work has been funded by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and the American Councils for International Education, and has appeared in the Journal of Cold War Studies, Southern California Quarterly, and Beyond the Eagle's Shadow: New Histories of Latin America's Cold War. She recently completed a short narrative history of the Cuban Missile Crisis and is working on a monograph examining US-Soviet-Latin American relations during the Cold War.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cold War
  • Counterdrug Operations
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy
  • Intel
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Latin America
  • Policy
  • Russia
  • United Nations

Professional Highlights


Postdoctoral Fellow in International Security and US Foreign Policy, Dartmouth College


Short-term Research Fellow, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center


Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2014, History

M.A., California State University Northridge, 2007, History

B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz, 2003, History

C.V. or Resume

External Memberships and Associations

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

News, Media, & Events


Brass Quintet at 35th Beirut Memorial Observance Ceremony

Oct. 23, 2018
10:00 a.m.
870 E Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871

The Corridor of Power

Oct. 17, 2018
The Interpreter
Article Publication

Material and external links contained herein are made available for the purpose of peer review and discussion and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.