Department of International Studies
Stephen Macekura is a scholar of U.S. and international history, with a particular focus on political economy, international development, U.S. foreign relations and environmentalism. His first book, “Of Limits and Growth: The Rise of Global ‘Sustainable Development’ in the Twentieth Century,” analyzes how environmental NGOs struggled to implement environmental protection measures in the developing world in the 1950s and 1960s and then critiqued and reformed the development policies of the U.S. government, World Bank and U.N. system in the 1970s and 1980s.
Areas of Expertise
History of political economy and international development; history of U.S. foreign relations and international politics; environmental history.