Lorena De Vita is a prize-winning researcher and tenured Assistant Professor in the History of International Relations at Utrecht University (Netherlands). She is fascinated by the complexity – and possibility – of dialogue in international politics, and by the entangled histories of the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
She held competitive international fellowships, including in Jerusalem, (Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Richard Koebner Minerva Center at the Hebrew University), in Jena (DAAD-Research Fellowship at the Friedrich-Schiller-University) and Berlin (Joseph Wulf Fellowship).
Lorena has spoken widely about her work in academic and cultural arenas, publishing in English, German and Hebrew and she is the author of Israelpolitik: German-Israeli Relations 1949-1969 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020). Her research has appeared in leading scholarly journals such as International Affairs and Cold War History and in public outlets, such as The Washington Post.