Salim Yaqub

I specialize in the history of U.S. foreign relations, with a particular focus on U.S. involvement in the Middle East in the postwar era. In both my teaching and my scholarship, I work to integrate the study of official diplomacy with a concern for broader societal dynamics. I am especially interested in the influence of popular culture on foreign policy, and vice versa.

In addition to teaching history courses, I direct UCSB’s Center for Cold War Studies and International History.

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