Dr. Elisabeth Leake is the Lee E. Dirks Professor in Diplomatic History and Associate Professor of History at the Fletcher School, which she joined in 2022. She trained as a historian at Yale University and the University of Cambridge, where she completed her PhD in 2013. She held a three-year Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at Royal Holloway, University of London, from 2013–16, before taking up a permanent position at the University of Leeds in 2016.
Books in order of publication:
Decolonization and the Cold War: Negotiating Independence – 2015
Afghan Crucible: The Soviet Invasion and the Making of Modern Afghanistan – 2022