Christopher Dunlap

Research Interests

Nuclear energy | Nuclear nonproliferation | Latin American history of science and technology | Twentieth-century Brazil and Argentina | Energy and environmental history | Intellectual exchanges


Chris is working on a book manuscript focused on the central role of nuclear energy technology and diplomacy in shaping modern Brazil and Argentina and their bilateral relationship. A historian of Latin American science and technology, he was a visiting professor at the Naval Postgraduate School during Fall 2018, and conducted research in Brazil on a Stanton Foundation grant from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in early 2019. In 2017-2018, he was a Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at CISAC at  Stanford University, with research funded by the MacArthur Foundation.  Chris received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago in 2017, and also holds a B.A. in history with high distinction, B.S. in biochemistry, and M.A. in history from the University of Virginia.