Faculty Profiles

Matthew Masur

Associate Professor
U.S. History / U.S. Diplomatic History / Asian History

Office: 303 Joseph Hall
Office Phone Number: (603) 641-7046
Email Address: mmasur@anselm.edu

Research Interests

My primary area of research is the history of American foreign relations. I am particularly interested in the interactions between the United States and countries on the periphery during the Cold War period. I recently completed my dissertation on the uses of culture in the nation-building process in South Vietnam from 1954 to 1963.

Current Works in Progress

Hearts and Minds: Cultural Nation Building in South Vietnam, 1954-1963 (book manuscript in progress).

"Constructing a Historical South Vietnam" (article manuscript in progress).

Selected Publications

“Exhibiting Signs of Resistance: South Vietnam’s Struggle for Legitimacy, 1954-1960,” Diplomatic History 33: 2 (April 2009).

"Falling Dominoes: The United States, Vietnam, and the War in Iraq" in David Ryan and John Dumbrell, eds. Vietnam in Iraq: Lessons, Legacies, and Ghosts (Routledge, 2006).

With Edward Miller, "Saigon Revisited: Researching South Vietnam's Republican Era (1954-1975) at Archives and Libraries in Ho Chi Minh City." Cold War International History Project; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. (For a copy of the article, visit this page at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars site.)


Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 2004
Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1998
Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1996

Courses Taught

History 251 (Hi42): U.S. History since 1877
History 355 (Hi50): American Foreign Relations
History 374 (Hi58): Vietnam War
History 378 (Hi65): Modern China
History 379 (Hi66): Modern Japan

Saint Anselm College, a Benedictine, Catholic, Liberal Arts College
100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, New Hampshire 03102

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