Mehr Family Faculty Scholar Assistant Professor of Peace Studies and Black Studies
317 Gentry Hall

Dr. Anna Fett is a historian of the United States in the world and a dual Peace Studies scholar. She was a Rosenwald Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth's Dickey Center for International Understanding, where she worked on her first book project titled Experts in Intergroup Relations: The Transnational Mission of the U.S. National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1938-1958. Dr. Fett has published articles in the journals Diplomatic History and Peace & Change. She also contributed a chapter to Youth and Sustainable Peacebuilding (forthcoming with Manchester University Press, 2024). 


Dr. Fett holds a PhD in Peace Studies and History from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her areas of expertise include race and peace, othering and belonging, and gender, youth and peacebuilding. She teaches courses on Introduction to Peace Studies; Authoritarian Societies, States, and the Prospects for Democracy; Women, Development, and Globalization; and War in Lived Experience.

Select Publications

“Why All the ‘Emphasis on Youth’? A Cold War Perspective on Youth Bulge Talk.” In Building Sustainable Peace with and for Young People: Examining Evidence, Trends, and Challenges, ed. Helen Berents, Catherine Bolten, and Siobhán McEvoy-Levy. (Manchester University Press, forthcoming fall 2024). 

“The Teen-Age Program: The expansion of a US government experiment in international education from postwar Germany and Austria to the early Cold War world.” Peace & Change. Vol. 48. (April 2023), 132–151. 

“U.S. People-to-People Programs: Cold War Cultural Diplomacy to Conflict Resolution.” Diplomatic History. Vol. 45:4. (September 2021), 714–742. 

“The Fruits of Conversion: Elizabeth Cady Stanton's Final Contributions to the Women's Rights Movement.” Glossolalia, Yale Graduate Student Journal. Vol. 6:1. (Fall 2013).