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Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

Office: AL 568
Phone: (619) 594-0148

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman (Stanford University, 1988) is the Dwight E. Stanford Chair in U.S. Foreign Relations. She is a historian and novelist, and the author of several books, including The Rich Neighbor Policy: Rockefeller and Kaiser in Brazil (Yale, 1992), which won the Allan Nevins Prize and the Stuart Bernath Award, and All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960s (Harvard, 1998). She is co-editor of Major Problems in American History with Edward Blum. Her recent novel, Broken Promises: A Novel of the Civil War,  won the 2009 San Diego Book Award for "Best Historical Fiction" and Director's Mention for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction. She has received fellowships from the Irish Fulbright Commission, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Organization of American States, in addition to research support from the John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Rockefeller Family Archives. Professor Cobbs Hoffman currently writes articles for both scholarly and popular journals, and has served on the editorial boards of Diplomatic History and the Encyclopedia of American Foreign Relations. She also recently served two terms as as a member of the Historical Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of State, and the jury for the Pulitzer Prize in History. Her research interests include U.S., European, Third World, and Latin American history. This year (2012-2013), Professor Cobbs Hoffman will hold her third fellowship at Stanford's Hoover Institution for War, Revolution, and Peace, where she just completed a new history of American foreign relations from 1776 to the present--forthcoming from Harvard University Press in March 2013.