Dr. Mark A. Lawrence
Assistant Professor in the Department of History
University of Texas at Austin


Mark Atwood Lawrence writes and teaches about the history of U.S. foreign relations, especially during the Cold War. His book, Constructing Vietnam: The United States, Europe, and the Making of the Cold War in Indochina, is forthcoming from the University of California Press. The book explores the beginnings of U.S. involvement in Vietnam by setting American decision-making within a broad international context, showing the ways in which U.S. attitudes toward Southeast Asia were determined and constrained by international pressures in the early Cold War years. Professor Lawrence is also pursuing research interests in U.S. policy toward Latin America during the 1960s and in the history of U.S. nuclear testing programs between 1945 and 1963.

If you would like to reach Dr. Lawrence, you can contact him at malawrence@mail.utexas.edu or (512) 475-7267.