Fritz Bartel joined the Department of International Affairs as an Assistant Professor in 2019. He came to the School from Yale University, where he was Associate Director of International Security Studies and also held a postdoctoral fellowship.
Bartel received his PhD in history from Cornell University, where his research was funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Miller Center at the University of Virginia. His dissertation, “The Privatization of the Cold War: Oil, Finance and the Fall of Communism,” won the 2018 Oxford University Press USA Dissertation Prize in International History from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), and is under contract to be published by Harvard University Press. Along with Nuno Monteiro, he is also the co-editor of the forthcoming edited volume, Before and After the Fall: World Politics and the End of the Cold War (Cambridge University Press). His work has been published in Enterprise & Society and Diplomatic History.
Bartel’s research interests lie in US foreign relations, the global Cold War, grand strategy, and the history of capitalism.