Eric Thomas Gettig

Georgetown University
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Eric Gettig (Ph.D., Georgetown University, 2017) is Lecturer in the History Department at Georgetown University. Based on research in Cuban, U.S., Mexican, Venezuelan, and British archives, his dissertation, "Oil and Revolution in Cuba: Development, Nationalism, and the U.S. Energy Empire, 1902-1961" reframes modern Cuban history and the history of U.S.-Cuban relations through the lens of the island's energy insecurity.

His broader interests and expertise lie in the history of Cuba and U.S.-Cuban relations, the history of U.S.-Latin American relations, the history of Third World internationalism and the global South, and the international history of energy, particularly the oil industry.

He has published in the journal Diplomatic History and online with Americas Quarterly, and is a recipient of grants from the Social Science Research Council, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and the American Historical Association, among others.