Erez Manela, PhD

Professor of History, Harvard University

Erez Manela is Professor of History at Harvard University, where he teaches international history and the history of the United States in the world. He received his PhD from Yale University in 2003.

Manela is the author of the prize-winning book The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism (Oxford University Press, 2009) and co-editor of The Shock of the Global: The 1970s in Perspective (Harvard University Press, 2011), and has published numerous articles, chapters, and reviews. He has lectured across the US and elsewhere, including in Australia, China, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, and the UK. He has appeared on radio and in TV documentaries both in the US and abroad.

His research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, among others. He is a member of several editorial boards and co-edits a book series on international and global history for Cambridge University Press.

Manela is currently completing a book that situates the World Health Organization's global smallpox eradication program in the 1960s and '70s within the broader history of the postwar era. His most recent research seeks to reexamine the Sino-American alliance in World War II, and what it meant to both Americans and Chinese.


  • PhD Yale University