Graduate Assistants

Alexander Marino

Alexander Marino

Graduate Assistant

(ARSC)-Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-3199

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Alex J. Marino is a PhD Candidate in History under the supervisor of Dr. Randall Woods. His dissertation project, “The United States and the Angolan Revolution: Southern Segregation, Black Nationalism, and the Cold War in Africa” focuses on the American involvement in decolonization in Angola, the former jewel of the Portuguese Empire in Africa, from World War II to 1976. He argues that the space race and domestic political pressures from the right and left constrained and weakened the ability of American presidents to wage Cold War in Southern Africa, leading to the disastrous 1975 CIA intervention in Angola. Marino’s expected completion date is August 2019.

Recent United States History

African History

U.S.-Portuguese Relations

History of Science and Technology

Cold War History

HIST 2003: History of the American People to 1877

HIST 2013: History of the American People, 1877 to Present

HIST 3983: South Africa, Past and Present Study Abroad

HIST 1123: World Civilizations II

HUMN 1124   Honors Humanities Project: Equilibrium of Cultures 500-1600 (H2P2)

De Anza College

B.A., History, University of California, Santa Barbara

M.A., History, University of Arkansas

Eisenhower Foundation Travel Research Grant 2018

Diane D. Blair Fellowship in Southern History 2018

Willard Gatewood Graduate Fellowship 2017, 2018

JFK Library Foundation & Marjorie Blum Kovler Foundation Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowship 2017

LBJ Foundation Moody Research Grant 2017

Gerald Ford Foundation Travel Grant 2017

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Sturgis International Fellowship to Portugal, 2017

Alex Marino Service Award created in his honor, awarded to a graduate student that has provided outstanding service to their department, college, the University of Arkansas, or within the broader community within the current academic year. 2016

Jesse Taylor Jr. Scholarship, University of Arkansas 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Sponsored Student Programs Outstanding Service Award 2014

Segal Education Award, Corporation for National and Community Service 2010, 2011