Mark Atwood Lawrence
Associate Professor — Ph.D., 1999, Yale University
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 512-475-9304
- Office: GAR 3.204
- Office Hours: Spring 2011 - TH 2-4 p.m. (On leave)
- Campus Mail Code: B7000
Mark Atwood Lawrence is Associate Professor of History and Senior Fellow at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1988 and his doctorate from Yale in 1999. After teaching as a lecturer in history at Yale, he joined the History Department at UT Austin in 2000. Since then, he has published two books, Assuming the Burden: Europe and the American Commitment to War in Vietnam (University of California Press, 2005) and The Vietnam War: A Concise International History (Oxford University Press, 2008).
Lawrence is also co-editor of The First Indochina War: Colonial Conflict and Cold War Crisis (Harvard University Press, 2007), a collection of essays about the 1946-1954 conflict. He is now at work on a study of U.S. policymaking toward the developing world in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Vietnam War, U.S. policy toward Third World nationalism during the 1960s, and nuclear history.
The United States since 1865, The Vietnam Wars, American Foreign Relations, The Cold War in the 1960s, The Nuclear Age.
Recipient of the American Historical Association's George Louis Beer Prize and Paul Birdsall Prize for his book, Assuming the Burden: Europe and the American Commitment to War in Vietnam
Winner of President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award, 2003-2004