Maximilian Klose

Visiting Fellow

German Historical Institute Washington
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW | Washington DC 20009

Biographical Summary

Maximilian Klose is a historian of modern foreign relations and diplomatic history, with research foci in US, German, and Japanese history from the late 19th to the mid-20th century. He studied History and North American Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin and the University of California, Santa Cruz and holds a doctorate from Freie Universität’s Graduate School of North American Studies. Prior to joining the GHI, he held teaching and research positions at FU’s John F. Kennedy Institute and the Cluster of Excellence “SCRIPTS” as well as the University of Freiburg’s graduate school “Empires”. His PhD project analyzed the motivations of US donors in the humanitarian activities of the organization CARE in postwar Germany. The thesis has received the dissertation award in International History of the German Historical Association and the GHI’s Franz Steiner Prize for Transatlantic Historical Studies. His current project focuses on the role of masculinity in US-German-Japanese diplomacy prior to World War I.

Main Areas of Interest

  • US foreign relations
  • diplomatic history
  • gender/masculinity
  • humanitarianism
  • German history
  • Japanese history