Ph.D., Tel Aviv University, 2015
M.A. (magna cum laude), Tel Aviv University, 2008
B.A., Columbia University, 2006
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 International Security, Diplomatic History, and Harvard’s International Security Discussion Papers series, and her commentary on current events has been featured by The Hill, Lawfare, 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.
World History from 1400-Present
Modern Middle East
United States and the Middle East
Islam and Politics
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 & 2017
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)
“Implementing the Nuclear Deal with Iran: Vital Lessons from the Iran-Iraq War,” with Ariane Tabatabai, International Security (summer 2017). See related publications in The Hill and Lawfare.
“Guarding the Nation: The Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Nationalism, and the Iran-Iraq War," in Constructing Nationalism in Iran: From the Qajars to the Islamic Republic, ed. Meir Litvak (Routledge, 2017).
“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