Shannon Nix

(919) 306-2474



PhD History, University of Virginia (in progress, ABD)

MA History, North Carolina State University (2009)

BS Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Kansas (1981)


Dumas-Malone Research Fellowship, University of Virginia (2014-15).


"“’Losing’ Nicaragua: Human Rights Politics, U.S. Policy, and Revolutionary Change in Central America, 1977-1979,” Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), Alexandria, Virginia (June 2015, forthcoming)

“Hearts, Minds and Souls: Human Rights Politics and Early Transnational Efforts to Curb U.S. Support for Illiberal Regimes in Central America, 1974-1977,” International Graduate Cold War History Conference, UCSB (Spring 2014). 

“The Ideology of Universal Human Rights: U.S. Policy toward El Salvador in the Wake of the 1979 Nicaraguan Revolution,” presented at Working to the Margins: The U.S. and the Periphery, 1945 to Present, Professional Symposium at the University of Nottingham, U.K. (Fall 2010).

“’Absolute Commitment:’ Helsinki, the Making of Jimmy Carter’s Human Rights Policy and Its Application to East-West Relations in Early 1977,” Graduate Student History Conference, University of North Carolina, Charlotte (Spring 2009). Awarded best conference paper.

“Absolute Commitment: Ideology, Human Rights, and the Carter Administration’s Policy toward Central America, 1977-1979,” MA Thesis, North Carolina State University (December 2009).

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