Aileen Teague

Dr. Aileen Teague is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Affairs at Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service. She previously held a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. She is also a fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy. Dr. Teague earned her Ph.D. in History from Vanderbilt University in 2018.

Born in Colon, Panama, she travelled the world as part of a military family and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2006 to 2014. She teaches classes on American history and U.S. relations with Mexico and Latin America, as well as thematic courses addressing issues such as interventionism, drug enforcement, national security, and addiction in U.S. society. Her opinion pieces have appeared in venues including Time and The Washington Post. Her work has been published in academic journals including Diplomatic History and the Social History of Alcohol and Drugs. Her research has received support from organizations including Fulbright (García Robles), the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College, and the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego, where she served as a visiting fellow. She is currently drafting a book manuscript that examines the effects of United States drug policies and policing efforts on 1970s and 1980s Mexican politics and society.

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