Eulogio Romero

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow

E. Kyle Romero studies the intersections between U.S. foreign policy, humanitarian organizations, and refugee crises overseas in the early twentieth century. Kyle received his Ph.D. in History from Vanderbilt University in May 2020, where his dissertation analyzed the transnational dimensions of U.S. refugee politics from World War I to the start of the Cold War. He also writes and researches on the ways that technical knowledge disseminated through humanitarian organizations in the first half of the twentieth century, connecting the policies and practices of World War I era organizations to the reconstruction work of the U.S. state during and after World War II. This work highlights the long history of interconnectivity between state and non-state actors in the formation of American refugee policy. He is currently working on turning his dissertation into a manuscript-length book focused on tracing these connections between the two World Wars and detailing how non-governmental organizations laid the groundwork for U.S. refugee policy in the twentieth century.


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  • B.A. The College of New Jersey
  • M.A. Brandeis University
  • M.A. Vanderbilt University
  • Ph.D. Vanderbilt University