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Peter Roady

Title: Assistant Professor
College: Humanities
School / Department: History
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Peter Roady is a historian of the 20th and 21st century United States with interests that cut across disciplines and historical subfields. His research focuses on the history of the American national security state and the ways that different conceptions of national security have shaped the United States and its relationship with the world. At the University of Utah, he offers courses on U.S. foreign relations, intelligence, and military history, as well as U.S. political history. He received his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University, a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a B.A. in history from Davidson College. Before attending history graduate school, he worked for five years in national security and foreign policy positions in the U.S. government, focusing on South Asia and cyber issues. He remains committed to public service and welcomes opportunities to help students launch government careers.