Brenes, Michael

Michael Brenes


Senior Archivist for American Diplomacy
Manuscripts & Archives

Committee Membership: 

Selected Publications:

Hubert H. Humphrey: A New Biography (in progress)

Power Politics: The Militarization of the Cold War and the Remaking of American Democracy (under review at Cornell University Press)

“The Politics of the Peace Dividend: The Reagan Defense Buildup in the “Age of Inequality” in The Tocqueville Oscillation: The Intersection of Domestic Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy, Mitchell Lerner and Andrew Johns, editors (University of Kentucky Press, forthcoming)

“Defense Spending and American Foreign Relations,” in The Oxford Handbook of American Foreign Relations, Robert David Johnson, editor (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

“American Foreign Relations and the “New” History of Capitalism,” in Passport: The Society of American Foreign Relations Review (January 2016)

“Making Foreign Policy at the Grassroots: Cold War Politics and the 1976 Republican Primary,”
Journal of Policy History, (Volume 27: No. 1, 2015)

“Theodore Sorensen,” in A Companion to John F. Kennedy, Marc J. Selverstone, editor (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014)

“Disarming the Devil: The Conservative Campaign against a Nuclear Détente in the 1960s,” in The Right Side of the Sixties: Reexamining Conservatism’s Decade of Transformation, Laura Jane Gifford and Daniel K. Williams, editors (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Grants and Fellowships:

Moody Research Grant
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, 2016

Congressional Research Grant
The Dirksen Congressional Center, 2016

SHAFR Summer Institute Fellow
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 2015

University Fellowship
Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2012

Presidential Research Grant
Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2012

Doctoral Student Research Grant
Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2011

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library Research Travel Grant, 2011

Mark C. Stevens Researcher Travel Fellowship
Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, 2011

Harry S. Truman Presidential Library Research Travel Grant, 2011

John Anson Kittredge Grant, Harvard University, 2011

Robert A. Divine Graduate Student Travel Grant
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, May 2010

Graduate Teaching Fellowship
University Fellowship
Graduate Center, City University of New York, September 2008—August 2009

CUNY Tuition Fellowship
Graduate Center, City University of New York, January 2008—August 2012

Background

Ph.D, History, City University of New York, 2014

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