James McSpadden

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
Phone +1.202.387.3355

Biographical Summary

James McSpadden is a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC. Prior to coming to the Institute, he studied at Yale University (B.A.), at Leiden University (M.A.), and at Harvard University (Ph.D.). During the summer of 2018, he completed a comparative dissertation on political and parliamentary culture in interwar Europe. At the GHI, James McSpadden is working on a research project on European books that were confiscated and sent to the United States by American occupiers after World War II.

Main Areas of Interest

  • Modern German and Central European History
  • Political Culture and New Methods in Political History
  • Books and Cultural Artifacts in Wartime
  • Digital History and Pedagogy