Dr. Olivia Sohns-Medhous is a diplomatic historian and teacher whose main interest is the history of America's relationship with the Middle East and North Africa and building bridges between the United States and the other parts of the world. She is particularly interested in American history, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the political and social history of the MENA region. Olivia received her PhD in History in 2014 from the University of Cambridge, where she wrote her dissertation, "Lyndon Baines Johnson and the Arab-Israeli Conflict," under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Preston. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she obtained an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford University and a B.A. in History with departmental honors and a minor in Middle Eastern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures from Stanford University. Previously, Olivia served as an assistant professor in the History Department at the University of Central Florida. She has had several articles accepted for publication in peer-reviewed academic journals on topics pertaining to American history and US-Middle East relations.