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. His book Emigrant Nation was awarded the Council for European Studies Book Award and the Howard R. Marraro Prize.
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.
Research InterestsMark 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.
Teaching InterestsMark I. Choate teaches graduate and undergraduate students in courses on Europe since 1914, Fascism, terrorism, strategy, migration, colonialism, contemporary Italy, and world civilizations in the modern era.
- Master of Security Studies, Strategy , Wargaming, cyberterrorism, and deterrence, United States Army War College (2017)
- PHD, History , Yale University (2002)
- MPhil, HISTORY , YALE UNIVERSITY (1998)
- MA, HISTORY , YALE UNIVERSITY (1996)
- BA, HISTORY , YALE UNIVERSITY (1995)
Honors and Awards
- Research Professorship, Strategic Studies Institute, United States Army War College (2013 - Present)
- Daniel M. Lewin Cyber-Terrorism Technology Writing Award, United States Army War College (2017 - 2017)
- Joint Service Commendation Medal, The United States of America (2017 - 2017)
- Master of Security Studies, United States Army War College (2017 - 2017)
- Defense Meritorious Service Medal, The United States of America (2016 - 2016)
- Visiting Fellow, Centre d'Études et de Recherches Internationales / Center for International Research and Studies, Sciences Po (Institut d'études politiques de Paris) (2014 - 2015)
- Meritorious Service Medal, The United States of America (2012 - 2012)
- Bronze Star Medal, The United States of America (2011 - 2011)
- Brigham Young University Class of 1949 Young Faculty Award, 2010-2011, Brigham Young University (2010 - 2011)
- Council for European Studies Book Award, 2009-2010, Council for European Studies at Columbia University (2010 - 2010)
- Howard R. Marraro Prize, 2009 , American Catholic History Association / American Historical Association / Society for Italian Historical Studies (2010 - 2010)
- Editorial Review Board Member, Altreitalie. Rivista internazionale di studi sulle migrazioni italiane nel mondo (2020 - Present)
- Officer (specify in Other), United States Army Reserve Counterterrorism Unit (2019 - Present)
- Officer, United States Army Headquarters and Department of the Army (2018 - Present)
- Officer, United States Army Reserve (1989 - Present)
- Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, International Politics (2019 - 2020)
- Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Fordham University Press (2019 - 2019)
- Officer (specify in Other), United Nations (2017 - 2017)
- Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Migration History (2016 - 2016)
- Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of North African Studies (2015 - 2016)
- Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Cambridge University Press (2014 - 2015)
- Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, History of Education (2015 - 2015)
- Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Manchester University Press (2013 - 2013)