Aileen Teague is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute and an Assistant Professor in the International Affairs Department at Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service. She previously held a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Teague earned her Ph.D. in History from Vanderbilt University in 2018. Her research focuses on issues of interventionism, militarization, and drug control. She is currently drafting a book manuscript that examines the effects of U.S. drug policies and policing efforts on Mexican politics and society from 1960 to 2000. The study incorporates a transnational approach, using archival sources from Mexico and the United States to explore the origins of bilateral drug enforcement measures and their relationship to Mexican state formation and U.S. drug addiction.
Teague’s work has been published in journals including Diplomatic History and the Social History of Alcohol and Drugs. Her research has received support from organizations including Fulbright (García Robles), the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College, and the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego, where she served as a visiting fellow. Teague enjoys providing a voice on how history has shaped current social and political issues. Her opinion pieces have appeared in venues including Time and The Washington Post. Born in Panama, Teague travelled the world as part of a military family and served in the Marine Corps. She teaches classes on American history and U.S.-Latin America relations.