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Thomas Cossentino
Email: tcossentino@history.rutgers.edu
Current Research: United States, Political, African-American History

Tom is a doctoral candidate from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. After attending Delaware County Community College, he transferred to Villanova University, where he earned a B.A. (2009) and an M.A. (2011) in history. He studies twentieth century U.S. history, and his particular interests include social and political history and U.S. foreign relations. His dissertation investigates the different ways that military service in the Vietnam War shaped American veterans' ideas about their nation and its place in the world.