Paula O’Donnell*

History; Graduate Summer Fellow (2019)
Graduate Summer Fellows (2019), Affiliated Graduate Students, WPS Editorial Committee

Paula O’Donnell is a PhD student in the Department of History. She studies Argentina’s most recent military dictatorship (1976-1983) and the Falklands/Malvinas War. Her dissertation will examine how Argentine policymakers justified the conflict with Britain through gendered territorial myths and Third World identity discourses. Paula holds a B.A. in Film and Media Arts from Temple University as well as an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities from New York University. Her M.A. thesis, awarded a Hirschhorn prize by the Center for Experimental Humanities in 2017, investigated the ideological and intellectual influences of John Foster Dulles.