Mart, Michelle

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Associate Professor of History
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Dr. Michelle Mart is an Associate Professor of History. Mart's research has specialized in recent American culture, the environment, and foreign policy.  Dr. Mart has just finished a cultural history of pesticide use in the United States from World War II to the present: Pesticides, A Love Story.  Her first book, Eye on Israel, examined relations between the United States and Israel in the post-World War II period, and cultural images of Jews and the Jewish state. Currently, Dr. Mart is working on a book-length study of the intersection of food, politics, and culture.  Mart teaches the introductory survey of American history, as well as introductory courses on the Vietnam War, food, the 1960s, and the Middle East. Her upper level classes include seminars on American Foreign Policy, environmental history, and the Cold War.

Dr. Mart's Curriculum Vitae

Pesticides, A Love Story: America’s Enduring Embrace of Dangerous Chemicals, University Press of Kansas, 2015.

Eye on Israel: How America Came to View Israel as an Ally, State University of New York Press, 2006, 2007.

“Nutritional Guidelines and School Lunches: Federal Efforts to Shape the American Diet” special issue Global Environment, eds. Michelle Mart and Daniel Philippon, March 2018.

“U.S.-Israeli Relations and the Quest for Peace in the Middle East,” in Robert McMahon and Thomas Zeiler (eds.), A Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy: A Diplomatic History. Washington DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2012.

“Eleanor Roosevelt, Liberalism, and Israel,” Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Spring 2006.

“Tough Guys and American Cold War Policy: Images of Israel, 1948-1960,” Diplomatic History, Summer 1996.

Ph.D., History, New York University

A.M., University of Michigan

B.A., Cornell University