Augusta Dell’Omo is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. She received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Texas at Austin in 2022. She specializes in U.S. foreign policy and race in international relations from the late Cold War to the present.
Augusta's dissertation “Saving Apartheid: Transatlantic Whiteness in the U.S.-South African Relationship, 1980-1994,” analyzes the construction of a transnational network of white supremacist political, religious, and terroristic organizations seeking to stabilize white rule in South Africa while working against Congressional and Presidential sanctions policies from 1980 to 1994. Her work has been published in Cold War History and Diplomatic History. You can find her public facing work on Washington Post, Inkstick Media, AJ+, and CNN International. Her research is supported by the Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, and the Clements Center for National Security, among others.
Committed to bridging the gap between academia, policymakers, and the general public, Augusta works as an Associate Policy Researcher at the Bridging Divides Initiative at Princeton University. Previously, Augusta produced two podcasts - Right Rising and 15 Minute History. Find her on twitter @Augusta_Caesar!