Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University
Erez Manela is Professor of History at Harvard University, where he teaches international history and the history of the United States in the world. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2003. Prof. Manela is the author of the prize-winning book The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism (Oxford, 2007) and co-editor of The Shock of the Global: The 1970s in Perspective (Harvard, 2010), and has published numerous articles, chapters, and reviews. He has lectured across the U.S. and elsewhere, including in Australia, China, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, and the U.K. He has appeared on radio and in TV documentaries both in the U.S. and abroad. His research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, among others. He is a member of several editorial boards and co-edits a book series on international and global history for Cambridge University Press.Prof. Manela is currently completing a book that situates the World Health Organization's global smallpox eradication program in the 1960s and '70s within the broader history of the postwar era. His most recent research seeks to reexamine the Sino-American alliance in World War II, and what it meant to both Americans and Chinese.
Research interests: United States in the world; Asia, the Middle East, and Africa; 20th-century international history; colonialism and nationalism; evolution of international society; international organizations and NGOs; global health; transnational networks and flows; development of institutions, norms, and practices.