Jamie Martin

Jamie Martin

Assistant Professor of History and of Social Studies
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On leave Fall 2022

Jamie Martin is an international historian with a focus on the history of international political economy and empire, particularly during the era of the world wars. He is the author of The Meddlers: Sovereignty, Empire, and the Birth of Global Economic Governance (Harvard University Press, 2022), which charts the origins and rise of the first international institutions to govern global capitalism after World War I – and the political resistance they generated around the world, from Western Europe to the Balkans, the United States, Latin America, China, and colonial Southeast Asia. He has published widely on the political economy of the world wars, international institutions, the history of commodities, and the intellectual history of crisis. His public writing - on topics such as the history of central banking, financial crisis, and global governance - has also appeared in The New York Times, The London Review of Books, The Nation, n+1, Dissent, Bookforum, and The Guardian.

Martin is currently working on a book project on the global economic consequences of the First World War, focusing on the war’s effects on trade, shipping, supply chains, and finance beyond the principal theaters of conflict in Europe and the Middle East.

Martin teaches and advises topics in the history of international political economy, the world wars, and modern empire. Prior to arriving at Harvard, he was an assistant professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of History at Georgetown University. He received his Ph.D. in History at Harvard University (2016), M.Phil at the University of Cambridge (2008), and B.A. at Yale University (2007).

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