Christopher Dunlap

Christopher Dunlap, PhD



Stanford University

Encina Hall, C228

Stanford, CA 94305-6165

(650) 736-8276 (voice)

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 a visiting professor at the Naval Postgraduate School during Fall 2018, then will be conducting research travel to 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. His book project, developed from his dissertation, focuses on the fundamental role of nuclear energy technology and diplomacy in shaping modern Brazil and Argentina and their bilateral relationship. 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.