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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Nathan Citino
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of History
 
e-mail:njc3@rice.edu
 
  • Ph.D. History (1999) Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • B.A. History (1993) University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
  • M.A. History (1998) Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
 
Primary Department
   Department of History
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Research Areas
 U.S. and the World Modern Middle East Modernization and Development
 
Teaching Areas
 U.S. and the World
Modern U.S.
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

Nathan J. Citino "The Ghosts of Development: The United States and Jordan's East Ghor Canal." Journal of Cold War Studies, 16 (Fall 2014) : 159-88.

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "The ‘Crush’ of Ideologies: The United States, the Arab World, and Cold War Modernization." Cold War History, 12 (January 2012) : 89-110.

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "Internationalist Oilmen, the Middle East, and the Remaking of American Liberalism, 1945-1953." Business History Review, 84 (Summer 2010) : 227-51.

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "The Ottoman Legacy in Cold War Modernization." International Journal of Middle East Studies , 40 (November 2008) : 579-97.

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "Suburbia and Modernization: Community Building and America’s Post-World War Two Encounter with the Arab Middle East." Arab Studies Journal, 13-14 (Fall 2005/Spring 2006) : 39-64.

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "Defending the ‘Postwar Petroleum Order’: The U.S., Britain, and the 1954 Saudi-Onassis Tanker Deal." Diplomacy & Statecraft, 11 (July 2000) : 137-60.

 
 Articles
 

Nathan J. Citino "Envisioning the Arab Future: Modernization in U.S.-Arab Relations, 1945-1967, New Texts Out Now [NEWTON Interview].." Jadaliyya

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "Cultural Encounter as 'Emeregence': Rethinking US-Arab Relations." Insights, Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, 8: 2-9.

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "Out of the Blue? Historical Scholarship on U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East." Organization of American Historians Magazine of History , 20 (May 2006) : 8-12.

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "The Global Frontier: Comparative History and the Frontier-Borderlands Approach in American Foreign Relations." Diplomatic History, 25 (Fall 2001) : 677-94.

 
 Books
 

Nathan J. Citino "Envisioning the Arab Future: Modernization in U.S.-Arab Relations, 1945-1967." 

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "Envisioning the Arab Future: Modernization in U.S.-Arab Relations, 1945-1967." 

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "From Arab Nationalism to OPEC: Eisenhower, King Sa'ud, and the Making of U.S.-Saudi Relations."  (2010)

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "From Arab Nationalism to OPEC: Eisenhower, King Sa'ud, and the Making of U.S.-Saudi Relations."  (2002)

 
 Book chapters
 

Nathan J. Citino "The Global Frontier: Comparative History and the Frontier-Borderlands Approach." Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations, Third Edition (2016) : 168-187.

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "Modernization and Development." The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War (2014) : 118-30.

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "Middle East Cold Wars: Oil and Arab Nationalism in U.S.-Iraqi Relations, 1958-1961." The Eisenhower Administration, the Third World, and the Globalization of the Cold War, 1953-1961 (2006)

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "The Global Frontier: Comparative History and the Frontier-Borderlands Approach ." Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations, Second Edition (2004) : 194-211.

 
 Book reviews
 

Nathan J. Citino "Author’s Response, review of Envisioning the Arab Future: Modernization in U.S.-Arab Relations, 1945-1967." H-Diplo Roundtable Reviews, 19 (November 2017) : 34-43.


http://www.tiny.cc/Roundtable-XIX-13
 
 

Nathan J. Citino "Review of Douglas Little, US Versus Them: The United States, Radical Islam, and the Rise of the Green Threat." American Historical Review, 122 (April 2017) : 548-49.

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "Review of Salim Yaqub, Imperfect Strangers: Americans, Arabs, and U.S.-Middle East Relations in the 1970s." H-Diplo Roundtable Reviews, 19 (September 2017) : 6-11.


http://www.tiny.cc/Roundtable-XIX-2
 
 

Nathan J. Citino "Review of Zachary Lockman, Field Notes: The Making of Middle East Studies in the United States." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 23 (December 2017) : 853-54.

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "Review of Toby Jones, Desert Kingdom: How Oil and Water Forged Modern Saudi Arabia." Technology & Culture, 53 (January 2012) : 234-36.

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "Review of Matthew D. Jacobs, Imagining the Middle East: The Building of An American Foreign Policy, 1918-1967." H-Diplo Roundtable Reviews, 13 (23 July 2012) : 6-11.


http://www.h-net.org/~diplo/roundtables/PDF/Roundtable-XIII-33.pdf
 
 

Nathan J. Citino "Review of Lloyd C. Gardner. Three Kings: The Rise of an American Empire in the Middle East after World War II." H-Diplo Roundtable Review, 12 (14 April 2011) : 13-19.


http://www.h-net.org/~diplo/roundtables/PDF/Roundtable-XII-14.pdf
 
 

Nathan J. Citino "Review of Joseph A. Kéchichian, Faysal: Saudi Arabia’s King for All Seasons." International Journal of Middle East Studies, 42 (May 2010) : 357-59.

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "Review of Ussama Makdisi, Artillery of Heaven: American Missionaries and the Failed Conversion of the Middle East." H-Diplo Roundtable Reviews, 10 (24-25 April 2008) : 6-9.


http://www.h-net.org/~diplo/roundtables/PDF/Roundtable-X-11.pdf
 
 

Nathan J. Citino "Review of David Farber, Taken Hostage: The Iran Hostage Crisis and America’s First Encounter with Radical Islam." American Historical Review, 111 (April 2006) : 524.

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "Review of Orna Almog, Britain, Israel and the United States, 1955-1958." International Journal of Middle East Studies , 36 (May 2004) : 299-300.

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "Review of Warren Bass, Support Any Friend: Kennedy’s Middle East and the Making of the U.S.-Israel Alliance." American Jewish History, 92 (June 2004) : 231-33.

 
 

Nathan J. Citino "Review of Jon Alterman, Egypt and American Foreign Assistance, 1952-1956: Hopes Dashed." Journal of American History, 90 (March 2004) : 124.

 
Presentations
 Conference Paper
 

""1979 Revisited:  The Cold War, Islamic Legitimacy, and U.S.-Saudi Relations"." History, War, and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East, Baker Institute, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. (March 2016)

 
 Invited Talks
 

"Envisioning the Arab Future: Modernization in U.S.-Arab Relations, Houston Seminar, Houston, Texas." (November 2017)

 
 

"Modernization in U.S.-Arab Relations, Dinner & Dialogue Series, Houston, Texas." (February 2017)

 
 

"“U.S.-Iraqi Relations During the Cold War,” Durham Global Security Institute, St. Hilde and St. Bede College, Durham University." (November 2014)

 
 

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“Envisioning the Arab Future:  Modernization in U.S.-Arab Relations, 1945-1967,” Trevelyan College, Durham University." (October 2014)

 
 Keynote Speaker
 

"Keynote Speaker, Graduate and Undergraduate History Conference, “History from All Perspectives,” History Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas." (March 2017)

 
 Panelist
 

"Panelist, Plenary: “The First 100 Days: Priorities for a New U.S. President.” Annual meeting of the American Historical Association, Denver, Colorado." (January 2017)

 
 

"Panelist, "Exploring the Field: New Perspectives on Middle East Studies in the United States"." Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association of North America, Boston, Massachusetts. (November 2016)

 
 Session Chair
 

"Commenter/Chair, "Middle Eastern Oil and American Empire, 1900-1950"." Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, San Diego, California. (June 2016)

 
 Workshops
 

""Nasser, Hammarskjold, and Middle East Development in Different Scales of Space and Time" ." Global History of Development, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University. (June 2016)

 
Editorial Positions
 Associate Editor, Diplomatic History . (2001 - 2013)

 Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Middle East Studies . (2010 - 2014)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Diplomatic History. Oxford University Press. (2017 - 2017)

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Nicholas Danforth, Ph.D. Memory, Modernity, and the Remaking of the Turkish Republic. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Nathaniel George, Ph.D. A Third World War: Revolution, Counterrevolution, and Empire in Lebanon, 1967–1990. (2018) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Gregory Brew, Ph.D. Mandarins, Paladins and Pahlavis: The Dual Integration of Oil and Anglo-American Modernization in Iran, 1925-1963. (2019) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Mark Bebawi, Ph.D. Following The Muslim Brotherhood Into The Cold War: Political Islam in Egypt and the transition from formal to informal empire. (2019) (Thesis Committee Member)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 OAH Summer China Residency, Organization of American Historians (June 2017)

 Durham IAS Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University (UK) (2014)

 Faculty Development Award, Colorado State University, College of Liberal Arts (2014)

 ACLS Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies (2011-12)

 NEH Summer Institute, "Rethinking America in Global Perspective", National Endowment for the Humanities, National History Center (2008)

 Earhart Foundation Fellowship Research Grant , Earhart Foundation (2007)

Positions Held
 Program Committee Member, Middle East Studies Association of North America. (2017 - 2017)