Twentieth-century US and the world; intellectual history; history of capitalism
Office: Harris Hall #225
Daniel Immerwahr (Ph.D. Berkeley, 2011) is an assistant professor, specializing in twentieth-century U.S. history within a global context. His first book, Thinking Small: The United States and the Lure of Community Development (Harvard, 2014), discusses U.S. foreign aid and antipoverty strategies in the middle of the twentieth century. He is currently working on another book, How to Hide an Empire, about the United States and its peculiar relationship to overseas territory in the twentieth century. Besides U.S. foreign relations, he is also interested in intellectual history, the history of capitalism, and the methodological aspects of teaching and writing history. At Northwestern, he teaches courses on U.S. foreign relations, U.S. intellectual history, and global history.