Kate Tietzen


Kansas State University


Dr. Donald Mrozek

Academic Interests:

Modern Middle East History
Middle East Military History
American Military History
Diplomatic History
Cold War


Saddam Hussein’s Security Apparatus, 1968-1980

Bio Note:

Kate Tietzen received her B.A. in History and Political Science in 2012 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2014 she received her M.A in history from Clemson University under the guidance of Dr. Edwin Moïse. While her M.A. thesis examined the Falklands War 1982, in the fall of 2014 she pivoted towards the Middle East upon arrival at Kansas State University.

Her PhD dissertation will be examining the security apparatus of Saddam Hussein, analyzing how this apparatus developed and operated within the context of the Cold War. In 2015 she was a research fellow with the U.S. Army’s Operation IRAQI FREEDOM study group. In 2016 Kate was the recipient of the Mark A. Chapman Military History scholarship.

Updated June 2016

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