Lauren Turek is an assistant professor of history at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, where she teaches courses on modern United States history, U.S. foreign relations, public history, and American religion and politics. She earned her PhD in history from the University of Virginia. A diplomatic historian by training, she has research interests in the history of U.S. foreign relations, religion, and the international human rights movement. Turek’s articles on religion, politics, and foreign policy have appeared in Diplomatic History, The Journal of American Studies, and Religion. She is currently finishing a book manuscript on evangelical Christian foreign policy lobbying, human rights issues, and U.S. foreign relations during the late Cold War, which includes case studies on U.S. relations with the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Guatemala, and South Africa.