Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History
Tejasvi Nagaraja is a historian of the twentieth-century United States, with specializations in foreign-relations, African American and labor history. He received his PhD in History from New York University. His book project is tentatively titled, Soldiers of the American Dream: War Work, Jim Crow and Popular Movements Amidst Global Militarization. He argues that U.S. foreign policy’s geopolitical statecraft from the Second World War into the Cold War, was deeply entangled and embattled in relation to domestic social movements. Nagaraja reconstructs and interprets a transnational narrative of military-industrial labor struggles, Black soldiers’ protest against criminal-justice racism, and veterans’ debates about America’s role in the world.