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University of Texas at Austin
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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
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About Me

Augusta Dell’Omo is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Texas at Austin. She specializes in U.S. foreign policy and race in international relations from the late Cold War to the present. Augusta’s dissertation analyzes the construction of a transnational network of white supremacist political, religious, and terroristic organizations seeking to stabilize white rule in Southern Africa while working against Congressional and Presidential sanctions policies from 1980 to 1994. Focusing on political extremism, religion, African politics, and public history, Augusta is a graduate fellow at the Clements Center for National Security. Her work has been published in Cold War History and is supported by the Social Science Research Council, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and the Clements Center for National Security.

Interested in public history, Augusta is a co-host, content creator, and technical director of 15 Minute History, a history podcast for history buffs, educators, and students with over 100,000 subscribers. 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!

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Diplomacy, Government, Pedagogy, Politics, Public History, Race, Religion, Technology