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Aaron Bell

Adjunct Instructor
Department of History

  • Aaron is a PhD candidate in the Department of History and an adjunct for the Departments of History and American Studies.
  • Degrees

    MA, American University
    BA, Syracuse University


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  • Fall 2015

    • AMST-320 American Cultural History: Civil Rights in the US
    • Description

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Professional Presentations

“American Rightists in El Salvador’s Violent Democratic Transition.” Penser les droites en Amérique Latine au XXe siècle, Paris, France, 2014.

“Salvadoran Elites, Transnational Allies, and the Influence of Non-State Actors During the Salvadoran Civil War.” Reframing Diplomacy: New Diplomatic History in the Benelux and Beyond, Leiden, The Netherlands, 2013.

“Regressing to Normalcy in Central America: US-Salvadoran Relations in the Post-Cold War Era.” ISA Northeast Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2012.

Selected Publications

"A matter of western civilisation: transnational support for the Salvadoran counterrevolution, 1979-82." Cold War History 15. Published electronically March 24, 2015. doi: 10.1080/14682745.2015.1019870.