Dr. Burlingham received her Ph.D. and M.A. in History from Rutgers University. While her main focus is in U.S. History, Dr. Burlingham’s research interests also include various aspects of International and Global History. She is particularly interested in African history. Dr. Burlingham spent much of 2004-2007 conducting research for her project in South Africa, Angola, and Portugal and 2008-2009 living, researching, and writing in Portugal and France. In 2007, she was an Africanist Doctoral fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She has received numerous other grants and fellowships in support of her research and writing from foundations and organizations in the United States and Portugal. Her current project is a global history of U.S. foreign relations in Africa looking specifically at the history of Congregational missionaries in Angola. She has developed and taught classes about U.S. foreign relations international perceptions/reactions to the Cold War.