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Sarah-Jane Corke

Assistant Professor; Coordinator, American Studies

S J Corke Nov 16 2017

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Department of History

Email: sarah-jane.corke@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-2099
Fax: 902-494-3349
Mailing Address: 
Room 3182, Marion McCain Building, 3165 University Ave
PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • American history
  • U.S. foreign relations
  • Intelligence
  • Intellectual history
  • Cultural history


  • BA (Guelph)
  • MA (Guelph)
  • PhD (UNB)

Selected publications

  • US Covert Operations and Cold War Strategy: Truman, the CIA and Secret Warfare. Routledge, 2007.
  • Albanian Translation of US Covert Operations and Cold War Strategy (Operacionet e fshehta dhe strategjia e Luftes se Ftohte e SHBA, Trumani, Lufta e Fshehte dhe Agjencie Qendrore E Zbulimit, 1945-1953.  Globus R. 2010)
  • “George Kennan and the ‘Inauguration of Political Warfare,’” The Journal of Conflict Studies, Summer 2006, vol. 26, no. 1 pp., 98-117.
  • "History, Historians and the Naming of Foreign Policy: A Postmodern Reflection on American Strategic Thinking During the Truman Administration." Intelligence and National Security 16/3 (Fall 2001).
  • "Bridging the Gap: Containment, Covert Action and the Search for the Elusive Missing Link in American Cold War Policy, 1948-1953." Journal of Strategic Studies (December 1997).

Teaching 2017-2018:


Office Hours Winter Term:

  • Wednesdays:  10:00 - 11:00
  • Fridays:  10:00 - 11:00