Alumni (National Fellow)

Stephen Macekura

National Fellow
B.A. Dartmouth College (2006)
M.A. University of Virginia (2008)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2013)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Dream Mentor:
John McNeill
Georgetown University
Fields of Interest:
Foreign Policy
International Relations
Political Economy


Stephen Macekura is assistant professor of international studies at Indiana University, Bloomington where he is a scholar of U.S. and international history. Macekura’s research interests include the political economy, international development, U.S. foreign relations, and environmentalism. He is the author of “Of Limits and Growth: The Rise of Global ‘Sustainable Development’ in the Twentieth Century” (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and co-editor, with Erez Manela, of “The Development Century: A Global History” (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Macekura has also published many articles and essays in edited volumes, periodicals, and scholarly journals on topics such as U.S. foreign policy, the origins of international development, and environmental policy and politics. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia in 2013, and completed his Miller Center National Fellowship the same year.

Thesis Description:

Of Limits and Growth: Environmentalism and the Rise of ’Sustainable Development’ in the Twentieth Century

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