Olivier Burtin is an Incoming Research Fellow at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (2018-2020), with a joint appointment in the Amerika-Institut and the Center for Advanced Studies.
He is a political historian of the modern United States, with particular interests in the relationship between the state and society, war, welfare, and citizenship. His current book project explores the role of U.S. veterans’ groups in the growth of a separate welfare state for former soldiers and their relatives in the mid-twentieth century. It was a finalist for the 2018 Society of American Historians' Allan Nevins Prize. His work has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Policy History, War & Society, and Reviews in American History.
A native of France, he obtained his Ph.D. in History from Princeton University in 2017.