Sunaina Danziger is a PhD student in global/international history. She studies the relationship between global intelligence networks and far-right nationalist ideologies, particularly during the interwar period and the early Cold War. Her research considers why ostensibly liberal foreign policy actors collaborated with far-right nationalists, tying together the United States, Great Britain, Central Europe, South Asia, and Latin America. She is broadly interested in global intellectual history, the history of intelligence, and tensions between nationalism and internationalism in twentieth-century international history.
Sunaina received her BA in History from Harvard College. Her senior thesis—awarded the Philip Washburn Prize for best thesis on a historical subject and Thomas T. Hoopes Prize for outstanding scholarly work—explored how US recruitment of former Nazi scientific, military, and intelligence personnel contributed to the rhetorical and ideological construction of the “West” between 1945 and 1949.
Before beginning graduate studies, Sunaina worked as an editor and foreign-policy researcher in Washington, DC. She hopes her adjacent interests in literature, film, and foreign languages will guide her historical research.