Biography

 

David Motadel

David Motadel

  • Alumni
  • Germany
  • 2006 PhD History
  • Pembroke College

David Motadel is Associate Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He studied in Germany, Switzerland, and England. He completed his MPhil (2006) and PhD (2010) in History at the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Scholar. His doctoral dissertation was awarded several prizes, including the Prince Consort Prize and Seeley Medal of the University of Cambridge for the best history dissertation of the year. Dr. Motadel subsequently took up a Research Fellowship in History at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge (2010-15). He joined the LSE in 2016 as Assistant Professor of International History and was promoted to Associate Professor of International History in 2019. He has held visiting positions at Harvard (2007-8), Yale (2009-10), Oxford (2011-12), Sciences Po (2018-19), and the Sorbonne (2018-19). He was also a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin (2019-20). He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. In 2018, he was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize for History. David works on the history of modern Europe and its relations with the wider world. He regularly writes on history and current affairs for newspapers and magazines. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, The London Review of Books, Der Spiegel, S├╝ddeutsche Zeitung, Neue Z├╝rcher Zeitung, and Le Monde diplomatique.