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First Name
Jennifer
Last Name
Siegel
Affiliation
The Ohio State University
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Keywords
Modern Europe, International History, Military History, Diplomatic History, Intelligence History, First World War
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About Me

Jennifer Siegel joined the OSU Department of History in the fall of 2003. She received her B.A. and her Ph.D. from Yale University, the latter in 1998. A recipient of a number of prestigious fellowships, including an Olin Postdoctoral Fellowship, a Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, and a Smith Richardson Foundation Junior Faculty Fellowship, Dr. Siegel specializes in modern European diplomatic and military history, with a focus on the British and Russian Empires. She is the author of For Peace and Money: French and British Finance in the Service of Tsars and Commissars (Oxford University Press: 2014)  and Endgame: Britain, Russia and the Final Struggle for Central Asia (I.B. Tauris, 2002), which won the 2003 AAASS Barbara Jelavich Prize. She has published articles on intelligence history, and co-edited Intelligence and Statecraft : The Use and Limits of Intelligence in International Society (Praeger, 2005). Professor Siegel teaches classes on European diplomatic and military history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, international relations, comparative empires, modern intelligence history, the origins of wars, and the history of oil. Before coming to Ohio State, Dr. Siegel taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Boston University, Yale, and Bennington College. Her current research projects include: 1) an exploration of the diplomacy of the First World War; and 2) a project on allied intelligence in WWI occupied Belgium.

Recent Publications

For Peace and Money: French and British Finance in the Service of Tsars and Commissars (Oxford, 2014).

Endgame: Britain, Russia, and the Final Struggle for Central Asia (I.B. Tauris, 2003).

Intelligence and Statecraft:  The Use and Limits of Intelligence in International Society.  Co-edited with Peter Jackson (Praeger, 2005).

“Le Prix de la Guerre.”  In Bruno Cabanes, ed. Une histoire de la guerre du XIXe siècle à nos jours (Seuil, 2018).

“The Russian Revolution of 1905 in the Eyes of Russia’s Financiers.”  Revolutionary Russia. Vol. 29:1 (May 2016), 24-42.

“The Cold War in Central Asia”/”Guerra Fría en Asia Central.”  Desperta Ferro Historia Moderna, issue #11: The Great Game.  July 2014, 6-12.

“The Lessons of Intelligence History.”  In Building Strategic Concepts for the Intelligence Enterprise, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 2009.

“Training Thieves: The Instruction of ‘Efficient Intelligence Officers’ in Pre-War Britain.”  In Peter Jackson and Jennifer Siegel, eds., Intelligence and Statecraft:  The Use and Limits of Intelligence in International Society. Praeger, 2005, 212-230.

“British Intelligence on the Russian Revolution and Civil War—A Breach at the Source.”  Intelligence and National Security, vol. 10, no. 3 (1995), 468-485.

Numerous book reviews in the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
France, Russia, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Economic History, Military, World War I