Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar | Associate Professor of History
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Nathan J. Citino, Ph.D., is a Baker Institute Rice faculty scholar and a historian of the United States and the world specializing in the Middle East. He teaches undergraduate and graduate history courses in U.S. and world history and in modern U.S. history. From 2001 to 2014, Citino was associate editor of the journal Diplomatic History. He has also served on the board of editors of the International Journal of Middle East Studies. From 2011 to 2012, he received a research fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, and in fall 2014 he was a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University. He is the author of the book “From Arab Nationalism to OPEC: Eisenhower, King Sa‘ud, and the Making of U.S.-Saudi Relations” (Indiana University Press, 2002) and “Envisioning the Arab Future: Modernization in U.S.-Arab Relations, 1945-1967” (Cambridge University Press, 2016). His articles have been published in journals such as Diplomacy & Statecraft, the International Journal of Middle East Studies, the Business History Review, The Arab Studies Journal and Cold War History. Citino’s chapter on U.S.-Iraqi relations appeared in a volume published in Harvard’s Cold War Studies Book Series, and his essay on frontiers and borderlands will be included in forthcoming updated edition of “Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations.” Citino holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, completed an Arabic language program at the University of Chicago and received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University.