Mary Barton

Field & Specialties

International History
U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security
Counter-Terrorism, Political Violence, and Human Rights


PhD in History, University of Virginia, December 2016

MA in History, University of Virginia, May 2013

BA, Bryn Mawr College, May 2009 


“The British Empire and International Terrorism: India’s Separate Path at the League of Nations, 1934-1937”  Journal of British Studies 56 (April 2017): 351-373

Immigration Law and Anti-Terrorism: A History, American Security Project, February 2017

"The Ideology of Counter-Terrorism," OUPblog | Oxford University Press's Academic Insights for the Thinking World, June 2015

"The Global War on Anarchism: The United States and International Anarchist Terrorism, 1898-1904Diplomatic History (2015) 39 (2): 303-330 

Current Research

Doctoral Dissertation: "Counter-Terrorism: An International History, 1919-1937"


I am currently a Dartmouth Fellow in US Foreign Policy and International Security at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding. 

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
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Charlottesville, VA 22904


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