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Augusta Dell'Omo


Bachelor of Arts, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Augusta Dell'Omo

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U.S. Foreign Policy in the 20th Century * Cold War * Civil Rights History * Radical Right * Race and American International Relations Theory * U.S. – South African Relations * Religion and Culture * Public History * Historical Teaching Methods*

Biography


Augusta Dell’Omo is a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of Texas at Austin. For the 2021-2022 academic year, she is a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow and an Ernest May Predoctoral Fellow in History and Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. She specializes in U.S. foreign policy and race in international relations from the late Cold War to the present. 

Augusta's dissertation “Saving Apartheid: Trans-Atlantic Whiteness in the U.S.-South African Relationship, 1980-1994,”  analyzes the construction of a transnational network of white supremacist political, religious, and terroristic organizations seeking to stabilize white rule in South Africa while working against Congressional and Presidential sanctions policies from 1980 to 1994.  Her work has been published in Cold War History and Diplomatic History. You can find her public facing work on Washington Post, Inkstick Media, AJ+, and CNN International. Her research is supported by the Social Science Research Council, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and the Clements Center for National Security, among others.

Committed to public history, Augusta serves as Head of Media for the Center for the Analysis of the Radical Right, developing a new podcast - Right Rising - aimed at educating scholars, policymakers, and the general public on the historical and contemporary activities of the radical right. She has a working proficiency in German and Italian, with a limited proficiency in Afrikaans. She graduated with highest distinction and highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A. 2016). Find her on twitter @Augusta_Caesar!

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