Christopher Capozzola is Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed his Ph.D. at Columbia University and has taught at MIT since 2002. In 2018, he was named a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, MIT’s highest honor for undergraduate teaching.
Since 2011, Chris has been a Distinguished Lecturer of the Organization of American Historians and he has spoken at museums, libraries, theaters, and historical societies, and has appeared on American Experience, CSPAN, History, History Detectives, and Who Do You Think You Are? A former middle school history teacher, he works closely with secondary school instructors, and served from 2014 to 2017 on the Development Committee for the College Board Advanced Placement exam in U.S. History.
Research for Bound by War has been supported by the Historical Society of Southern California, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. A portion of this project won the annual Cold War Essay Prize given by the John Adams Center at the Virginia Military Institute.
In conjunction with his work on Bound by War, Chris serves as an Academic Adviser for the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project, a national initiative to obtain recognition of Filipino and American WWII soldiers across the United States and the Philippines for their
wartime service to the U.S. and the Philippines from July 26, 1941 to December 31, 1946.