Fritz Bartel joined the Department of International Affairs as an Assistant Professor in the fall semester 2019. He comes 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. His work has been published in a number of journals, including Enterprise & Society and Diplomatic History.
Bartel was a co-convener of the inaugural Yale Brady-Johnson International Security Studies Research Workshop in 2018, and in 2019, he will be a co-convener of “The End of the Cold War: Continuity and Change 30 Years Later,” a conference that will bring together leading scholars in history and political science to discuss the legacies of the Cold War’s end for the current international order.
His research interests include US foreign relations, the global Cold War, grand strategy, and the history of capitalism.