Nathaniel L. Moir


Nathaniel L. Moir, Ph.D., is an Ernest May Postdoctoral Fellow in History and Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  Nate studies the history of modern Southeast Asia and Twentieth-Century U.S. Foreign Policy, and he earned his Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY).  His forthcoming book, Number One Realist: Bernard Fall and Vietnamese Revolutionary Warfare (Hurst Publishers), is scheduled for release in autumn 2021 and a description of the book is available here.  In addition to his scholarship, he is an editor with the Journal of Applied History, published by Brill.  For more information about the journal, please click here. 

He is working on several other book projects. The first is an edited collection of Bernard Fall’s writing to form a Bernard Fall Reader (co-edited with Dr. Michael Innes).  The second is a single-authored book provisionally titled Corresponding Conflicts: A Comparative History of the Korean and First Indochina Wars.  Nate has published numerous articles and reviews in refereed and non-refereed journals, including the Journal of Applied History, Small Wars & Insurgencies, the National Defense University’s journal PRISM, Real Clear Defense, H-Net, Intelligence, and National Security, Journal of Intelligence History, Michigan War Studies Review, Terrorism and Political Violence, and others.

As a Major in the United States Army Reserve, Nate has military occupational specialties in Military Intelligence, earned at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and Psychological Operations, earned at the United States Army’s John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  Commissioned through Officer Candidate School, he deployed to Afghanistan as a Psychological Operations Detachment Officer in 2010-2011.  After his deployment and before beginning doctoral studies, Nate worked from 2011 to 2013 as a Senior Research Analyst in the Program for Culture and Conflict Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. He may be contacted through his website here.

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