Erez Manela

Professor of History


Erez Manela (馬內拉) is Professor of History at Harvard University, where he teaches international history and the history of the United States in the world. He also serves as Director of Graduate Programs at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and co-chairs the Harvard International and Global History Seminar (HIGHS).

His most recent book, Empires at War, 1911-23 (2014), co-edited with Robert Gerwarth, recasts World War I as a global war of empires and has been translated into seven languages. His other books include the prize-winning The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism (2007) and (as co-editor) The Shock of the Global: The 1970s in Perspective (2010).

Manela has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the American Council of Learned Societies, among others, and was a Burkhardt Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. He is also co-editor of a book series on Global and International History for Cambridge University Press.

Selected Publications


  • The Development Century: A Global History (co-editor and contributor). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
  • The United States in the World: Foreign Perspectives (2012)
  • Empires at War, 1911-1923 (co-editor). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • The Shock of the Global: The 1970s in Perspective (co-editor and contributor). Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010.
  • The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

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