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Mark Choate, Associate Professor

Department: History



Mark I. Choate began his college studies at the University of Oklahoma, and earned four degrees in history from Yale University: B.A. magna cum laude (1995), M.A. (1996), M.Phil. (1998), and Ph.D. (2002). His dissertation was awarded the Hans Gatzke Prize by Yale University for the outstanding dissertation in European history.
Mark was a Fulbright Fellow in Italy from 1998 to 1999. He has received other fellowship support from the Pew Charitable Trusts, Smith-Richardson Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education, funding research in the major archives of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Mark was also awarded the Andrew Hill Clark Prize in 2002 by the American Academy of Geographers, Historical Geography Specialty Group.
A professor at Brigham Young University since September 2001, Other interests include art, music, and running (in italiano, «footing»).
Mark enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve National Guard as a private, trained as a combat medic, and is currently a field grade officer.


  • Master of Security Studies, United States Army War College, 2017
  • PHD, Yale University, 2002
  • MPhil, YALE UNIVERSITY, 1998

Research Interests

Mark I. Choate is a historian of contemporary Europe, from 1789 to the present, and has concentrated upon the history of migration and colonialism, race, Fascism, terrorism, strategy, politics and culture.


  • Research Professorship, Strategic Studies Institute, United States Army War College
  • Master of Security Studies, United States Army War College, 2017
  • Visiting Fellow, Centre d'Études et de Recherches Internationales / Center for International Research and Studies, Sciences Po (Institut d'études politiques de Paris), 2015
  • Brigham Young University Class of 1949 Young Faculty Award, 2010-2011, Brigham Young University, 2011
  • Council for European Studies Book Award, 2009-2010, Council for European Studies at Columbia University, 2010
  • Howard R. Marraro Prize, 2009 , American Catholic History Association / American Historical Association / Society for Italian Historical Studies , 2010

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