Philip D’Agati’s expertise is in nationalism, the Olympics, sports and politics, international relations and comparative politics. His most recent research is in two areas: nationalism and surrogate warfare. In nationalism, he studies the relationship between nationalism, cultural performance, and indigenization of official state identities. In surrogate warfare, he develops concepts on the use of sports and other alternative forms of conflict as a surrogate for war. Professor D’Agati advises and trains Northeastern’s competitive Model Arab League and Model NATO teams. Both are nationally and internationally recognized for their excellence in performance and tradition of success. D’Agati is a member of the advisory board of the National Council on US-Arab Relations and is a acholar-in-residence for its Model Arab League Program. He is the author of Nationalism on the World Stage: Cultural Performance at the Olympic Games and The Cold War and the 1984 Olympics: A Soviet-American Surrogate War.
Cold War and the 1984 Olympic Games: A Soviet-American Surrogate War. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Nationalism on the World Stage: Cultural Performance at the Olympic Games. University Press of America.
“War Games” Diplomatic Courier, Vol 2 Issue 2, pp 6- 9.
2013: Finalist, NU Excellence in Teaching Award
2011: Nationalism in the Olympics Study added to the Olympic Archive section on Legacy
2011: Named Inaugural Scholar in Residence, National Council on US – Arab Relations
2011: Nominee, NU Excellence in Teaching Award
2003: Lifetime Achievement Award, National council on US – Arab Relations
1999: Merrimack Medal for Outstanding Service to the College
Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society, Lambda Zeta Chapter (Merrimack College)
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Society (Northeastern University)
American Political Science Association
American Historical Society