Dr. Andrew Bellisari received his Ph.D. in Modern European History at Harvard University. While studying at Harvard, he was also an affiliate of the Center for European Studies and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
Dr. Bellisari’s first experience with Fulbright came when he was elected to be a U.S. State Department Fulbright scholarship recipient at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences) in Paris.
In France, he was an affiliated Masters student in the History of Colonialism and Imperialism seminar organized by Myriam Cottias.
Dr. Bellisari speaks excitedly about working with students and developing their critical thinking skills and has done so with courses on the Societies of the World, Empires and Nations and Immigration, and the British Empire.
His research explores the political and cultural processes (and consequences) of decolonization across the French empire, particularly in Algeria. He has published his work in the Journal of Contemporary History and the Journal of North African Studies.
Dr. Bellisari speaks Arabic, French, and German. He holds a bachelor’s degree in History and French from Rutgers University.