Michael Fischer is a third-year PhD student. He is originally from New Jersey and received his B.A. in History from The College of New Jersey in 2015 and his M.A. in History from Villanova University in 2017.  

As an undergraduate, Michael focused his research on American foreign policy in the Middle East. He shifted his focus and began studying American attitudes and actions with respect to the Russian Revolution upon beginning his graduate studies. He served as the 2018-2019 Davis Fellow with the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy. He has taught courses on American history and world military history. 

Michael's research interests include American foreign policy and interventionism, military history and world revolutions, and the role of non-state actors in American diplomatic and military policy. In his free time, Michael enjoys hiking, playing basketball, cheering on Philadelphia sports teams.

Faculty Advisor: Alan McPherson

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