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Laurence Nelson

PhD Student
Contact
  • (979) 845-7145
  • laurencenelson@tamu.edu
Chair
Dr. Andrew Kirkendall

Research Interests

Laurence M. Nelson III is a Ph.D. candidate in United States history who specializes in U.S. military intervention in Latin America or the “Banana Wars.” He examines the actions of both Latin American and U.S. participants in those conflicts. By analyzing transnational documentation of an institutional and personal nature, he illuminates fundamental dynamics that contributed to military outcomes.

 

 

Accomplishments

Masters’ Degree, Utah State University (2017)
Masters’ Thesis, “Innovation in Intelligence: An Analysis of U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence Modernization during the Occupation of Haiti, 1915-1934,” 2017
https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=7748&context=etd

Presentations
“La Rebelión de Sandino en Nicaragua,” at the VI Congreso Internacional ASEHISMI: Dominio político y expansionismo militar en la historia, La Universidad de Granada, España (May 2019)

Awards
The General Lemuel C. Shepherd Jr. Marine Corps History Doctoral Resident Fellowship (2020-2021)
Texas A&M Department of History Dissertation Research Grant (2018 & 2019)
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Research Grant (2016-2017)”