Professor and Melbern G. Glasscock Chair in American History
Specialty: American History, World History, U.S. Foreign Relations
Elizabeth Cobbs holds a Ph.D, from Stanford University. Her books include American Umpire, All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the 1960s, Major Problems in American History, The Rich Neighbor Policy: Rockefeller in Brazil, and Broken Promises: A Novel of the Civil War. She has served on the Historical Advisory Committee of the U.S. State Department and the jury for the Pulitzer Prize in History, and has received fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, Woodrow Wilson Center, Organization of American States, American Philosophical Society, and John F. Kennedy Library. She has written for the New York Times, Jerusalem Post, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, and Reuters. She is a Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace. Currently, she is producing a PBS documentary on U.S. foreign relations and writing a book on women in World War One.