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David Motadel is Associate Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He studied in Germany, Switzerland, and England. He completed his MPhil (2006) and PhD (2010) in History at the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Scholar. His doctoral dissertation was awarded several prizes, including the Prince Consort Prize and Seeley Medal of the University of Cambridge for the best history dissertation of the year. Dr. Motadel subsequently took up a Research Fellowship in History at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge (2010-15). He joined the LSE in 2016 as Assistant Professor of International History and became Associate Professor of International History in 2019. He has held research positions at Harvard (2007-8), Yale (2009-10), Oxford (2011-12), Sciences Po (2018-19), and the Sorbonne (2018-19). He was also a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin (2019-20) and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (2022-23). He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. In 2018, he was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize for History.