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Dr. Josh Cochran (PhD, 2014) accepts position as Archivist for American Diplomacy at Yale University Manuscripts and Archives


Congratulations to Josh Cochran (PhD, 2014) recently accepted a position to be Archivist for American Diplomacy at Yale University Manuscripts and Archives.

Josh is currently an Assistant Professor (Fixed Term) at Michigan State University.  He is a historian of US in the World, with an emphasis on the relationship between U.S. foreign relations and domestic political culture. He is His work focuses on how US expats integrated international expertise into public debates over US national security and international credibility, the effects these perspectives had in shaping domestic attitudes about the US’s postwar empire, and how international events shaped political and popular attitudes about U.S. expatriates during the Cold War. 

In his new position, Josh will be responsible for maintaining Yale’s collection of foreign relations papers, including those of several former U.S. Secretaries of State, and will work with scholars seeking access to the papers for research and teaching. In addition to the vast holding on diplomacy, law, and public policy, Yale Manuscripts and Archives has extensive holdings on science, medicine, and the environment; the visual and performing arts; architecture and urban planning; environmental policy and affairs; psychology and psychiatry; and LGBT history and culture.