Michaela Hoenicke-Moore

University of Iowa


Michaela Hoenicke-Moore's project examines the transformation of American patriotism after 1938 to reveal the multifaceted domestic debates over this country’s international role. The study investigates patriotism as an expression of national belonging underlying the formulation, legitimization and contestation of U.S. foreign policy. While much of the literature on nationalism and political culture pertaining to diplomacy emphasizes coherence and continuity, this source-based study aims to bring out the disparate visions that American citizens have held of their country’s role in the world and the changing nature of domestic foreign policy discourses from World War II through the current Global War on Terror.