Eric Gettig

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Americas Program
Associated Programs: Americas Program

Eric Gettig earned his Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University in May 2017, and joined CSIS as a senior associate in the Americas Program in July 2017. He is an expert on the politics, political economy, and international relations of Cuba both before and since the Revolution of 1959, with a particular focus on energy issues. More broadly, Dr. Gettig studies relations between Cuba, the United States, and the rest of Latin America and the global South, in their historical and contemporary dimensions. He teaches global history to graduate and undergraduate students as a lecturer in the School of Foreign Service and the history department at Georgetown University. He is also a sponsored affiliate at Georgetown's Center for Latin American Studies, contributing to the center's teaching, research, and programming on the history and contemporary affairs of Cuba and the greater Caribbean. From 2013 to 2014, Gettig was an International Dissertation Research Fellow sponsored by the Social Science Research Council and an affiliated researcher with the Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Mankind in Havana, Cuba. He has conducted research in Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, and the United Kingdom, as well as throughout the United States. His writing on U.S. and Cuban foreign relations and current issues in Cuba has appeared in Diplomatic History and online in Americas Quarterly and Foreign Affairs. He is currently revising his dissertation for publication as a book, provisionally titled Oil and Revolution in Cuba: Energy, Empire, and Development in the Hydrocarbon Age.

Contact Information
Email: etg22 [at]
Tel: 978.618.1947