STEPHEN G. RABE
HISTORICAL STUDIES PROGRAM
SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
RICHARDSON, TX 75083-0688
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, and graduated from Hamilton College (B.A., 1970) and the University of Connecticut (Ph.D., 1977), Stephen G. Rabe is now a professor of history at The University of Texas at Dallas. His field of research interest is in U.S. foreign relations, with a special interest in U.S. relations with Latin America. Rabe has written The Road to OPEC: United States Relations with Venezuela, 1919-1976 (1982) and Eisenhower and Latin America: The Foreign Policy of Anticommunism (1988). He has also edited, with Thomas G. Paterson, Imperial Surge: The United States Abroad, The 1890s-Early 1900s. Journals such as Diplomatic History, Irish Studies in International Afairs, Latin American Research Review, Peace and Change, and Mid-America have published his scholarly articles. He has also written numerous book chapters, book reviews, and encyclopedia articles on U.S. and Latin American history. His forthcoming book-length study is "'The Most Dangerous Place in the World:' John F. Kennedy Confronts Communist Revolution in Latin America."
Foundations and research institutes have supported Rabe's research. He has won grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, American Historical Association, Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, Rockefeller Archive Center, and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute among others. Scholars have also recognized his work. The Southwest Council on Latin American Studies awarded him the Harvey O. Johnson Prize for his study on U.S. relations with Venezuela. Eisenhower and Latin America won the Stuart L. Bernath Prize from the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). In 1988, SHAFR also recognized Rabe with the Bernath Lecture Prize, which is given to the outstanding younger scholar working in international history.
Professor Rabe has lectured widely at home and abroad. In 1990-91, he received a Fulbright Fellowship and served as the Mary Ball Washington Professor of American History at University College, Dublin, Ireland. In addition to teaching in Ireland, Rabe has lectured in Argentina, Northern Ireland, and Wales. He has commented on international relations on numerous radio and television programs in the United States.
At the University of Texas at Dallas, where he has taught since 1977, Rabe offers courses on U.S. foreign relations, U.S. relations with Latin America, the American Experience in Vietnam, U.S. history since 1945, and U.S. historiography. He also has a teaching field on slavery and has edited Slavery in American Society (1993), with Richard D. Brown and Lawrence Goodwyn. Rabe has taught perhaps more undergraduate students than any other professor in the history of the university. He has won three awards for distinguished teaching.
A member of several professional organizations, Rabe has had a leadership role in SHAFR. He has served on the organization's Executive Council and has been on the editorial board of Diplomatic History.
Rabe is married, with one child. His wife, Genice A.G. Rabe, is an attorney specializing in labor law and employment discrimination. Stephen Rabe is also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.