Education

Ph.D., Tel Aviv University, 2015

M.A. (magna cum laude), Tel Aviv University, 2008

B.A., Columbia University, 2006

Research

Annie Tracy Samuel is an assistant professor of history at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). Prior to joining the UTC faculty, Prof. Tracy Samuel served as a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. (magna cum laude) in history from Tel Aviv University and a B.A. in history and political science from Columbia University. She specializes in the modern history of Iran and the Middle East.

Tracy Samuel’s scholarship has been published in Diplomatic History and Harvard’s International Security Discussion Papers series, and her commentary on current events has been featured by CNN, The Atlantic, and ABC News Channel 9. She has presented her work at the Middle East Studies Association, Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, and the American Historical Association, and she has participated in policy briefings at the U.S. Departments of Defense and State.

Her current research projects include a book manuscript on Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and the Iran-Iraq War, a book chapter on Iran’s security and nuclear policies, and an article on Moroccan foreign policy. The last is based on fieldwork conducted in Morocco in the summer of 2015, which was supported by the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, the UTC Faculty Senate, and the UTC Office of Equity and Diversity.

 

Courses

World History from 1400-Present

Iran

Modern Middle East

United States and the Middle East

Awards

Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa and the Moroccan-American Cultural Center, Moroccan Studies Research Grant   2015

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Faculty Research Grant   2015

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Office of Equity and Diversity, Access and Diversity Professional Development Grant   2015

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Fellowship, International Security Program (2011-14) and Dubai Initiative (Fall 2011) 

 

Publication Highlights

“The Open Door and U.S. Policy in Iraq between the World Wars,” Diplomatic History, Nov. 2014

“Viewpoint Iran: The Past and Present of the U.S.-Iran Standoff,” Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective 7/1, (The Ohio State University), Oct. 2013

“Perceptions and Narratives of Security: The Iranian Revolutionary Guards and the Iran-Iraq War,” International Security Discussion Paper 2012-06, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, May 2012

 

Conference & Presentation Highlights

Southeast World History Association, Annual Conference, “The Deceptive Middle East: Lessons for Researching and Teaching about the Middle East from a Case Study of Relations between Morocco and Iran,” Chattanooga, TN, Apr. 2016.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Roundtable Sponsored by the History Club and UTC Chapter of Euphrates, “The Syrian Refugee Crisis and American Immigration Policies,” Chattanooga, TN, Jan. 2016.

Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, 8th Annual Conference, “The Missing Maghreb: The Kingdom of Morocco as a Pivotal State in the Middle East; A Case Study of Morocco’s Relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Washington, D.C., Oct. 2015.

Program on Strategic Stability Evaluation, Book Workshop and Government Briefings (Departments of Defense and State), Washington, D.C., Oct. 2015.

Middle East Studies Association, 48th Annual Meeting, “Sacred Defense: Islam and Nationalism in the Iran-Iraq War,” Washington, D.C., Nov. 2014.

Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, “Faith and Firepower: The Iranian Revolutionary Guards and the Iran-Iraq War,” May 2014.

Wellesley College, “Iran: Domestic and Foreign Politics, Strategic Policy, and the Nuclear Program,” Invited Lecture, Dec. 2013.