PhD Overview: Historical Memory Drives U.S. and Middle Eastern Relations After 9/11

Overview of My PhD Research

Published on May 2, 2016

Stanford Modern Thought and Literature PhD candidate Brian Johnsrud studies how the Crusades and other violent histories have served as popular metaphors for relations between the U.S. and Middle East since the First Gulf War, especially after 9/11. In this talk, Brian describes those metaphors and discusses his interdisciplinary journey.