|Mark I. Choate|
|Alma mater||Yale University (B.A.)
Yale University (M.A.)
Yale University (M.Phil.)
Yale University (Ph.D.)
|Doctoral advisor||Frank M. Snowden III|
|Other academic advisors||Paul Kennedy, Linda Colley, John M. Merriman, Geoffrey Parker (historian)|
Mark Irvan Choate FRHistS is a history professor at Brigham Young University and adjunct research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, specializing in the history of Europe, the Mediterranean, and the world, specifically international relations, migration, colonialism, and grand strategy. He emphasizes the relationships between international emigration, immigration, and colonialism, and transnational influences in the fields of diplomacy, trade, currency exchange, and military power.
After living in Pago Pago, American Samoa, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as a child, Choate grew up in rural Osage County, Oklahoma, and graduated from Charles Page High School in Sand Springs. While a freshman at Yale College, he enlisted as a medic in the Army National Guard, using the G.I. Bill to help pay for school.
Fellowships and memberships
He has been a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society since 2008, and a fellow of the Società Italiana per lo Studio della Storia Contemporanea since 2009. He was a visiting fellow at the Centre d'études et de recherches internationales at Sciences Po, Paris, in 2014-2015.
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Battles/wars||War in Afghanistan|
Choate enlisted in 1989 as a Private first class in the Oklahoma National Guard. He completed basic training at Fort Jackson and advanced individual training as a medic at Fort Sam Houston. Choate ended his enlistment at the rank of staff sergeant upon being commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 1994.
Dates of rank
Decorations and badges
|U.S. military decorations|
|Meritorious Service Medal|
|Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)|
|Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)|
|U.S. unit awards|
|Joint Meritorious Unit Award|
|U.S. service (campaign) medals and service and training ribbons|
|Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with Silver and Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters|
|National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Service star)|
|Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 1 Service Star)|
|Global War on Terrorism Service Medal|
|Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver Hourglass and “M 2” Devices|
|Army Service Ribbon|
|NATO Medal for ISAF Afghanistan Operation Enduring Freedom XVI|
|U.S. badges, patches and tabs|
|Special Forces (United States Army)|3rd Special Forces Group (United States)
worn as his Combat Service Identification Badge
|1 Overseas Service Bar|
- Emigrant Nation: The Making of Italy Abroad (Harvard University Press, 2008) ISBN 978-0-6740-2784-8
- “New Dynamics and New Imperial Powers, 1876-1905,” in The Routledge History of Western Empires (Oxford/New York: Routledge, 2014) ISBN 978-0-4156-3987-3
- “National Communications for a Transnational Community: Italy’s promotion of italianità among emigrants, 1870-1920,” in Transnational Political Spaces: Agents - Structures - Encounters (Frankfurt/New York: Campus Verlag, 2009) ISBN 978-3-5933-8945-5
- "Tunisia, Contested: Italian Nationalism, French Imperial Rule, and Migration in the Mediterranean Basin". California Italian Studies (February 2010): 1–20. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
- "Sending States’ Transnational Interventions in Politics, Culture, and Economics: The Historical Example of Italy". International Migration Review (Fall 2007): 728–768.
- "Identity Politics and Political Perception in the European Settlement of Tunisia: The French Colony vs. the Italian Colony". French Colonial History (Fall 2007): 97–109.
- "From Territorial to Ethnographic Colonies and Back Again: The Politics of Italian Expansion, 1890-1912". Modern Italy: Journal of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy (Spring 2003): 65–75.
- Toth, Heidi (15 April 2011). "BYU professor earns Bronze Star after stint in Afghanistan". Daily Herald (Utah) (Provo). Retrieved 1 January 2014.
- "Fellows of the Royal Historical Society" (PDF). Retrieved 1 January 2014.
- "Soci della Società Italiana per lo Studio della Storia Contemporanea". Retrieved 1 January 2014.
- "Visiting Faculty in History 2014-2015". Retrieved 1 October 2014.
- The Ninetieth Annual Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association, The Catholic Historical Review 96.2 (Apr 2010): 289-304
- "Past Book Award Winners". Council for European Studies. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
- "BYU honors faculty, staff at Annual University Conference". Retrieved 1 January 2014.
- "U.S. Army War College>>Strategic Studies Institute>>Faculty Directory and Bio Sketches". Retrieved 1 January 2014.