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Max Paul Friedman

Max Paul Friedman

Max Paul Friedman specializes in 20th-century U.S. foreign relations. A graduate of Oberlin College and U.C. Berkeley, he was a Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellow and has taught at Boulder, Buenos Aires, Tallahassee, and Cologne. His first book, Nazis and Good Neighbors: The United States Campaign against the Germans of Latin America in World War II (Cambridge University Press, 2003) won the Herbert Hoover Prize in U.S. History and the A.B. Thomas Prize in Latin American Studies. He co-edited, with Padraic Kenney, Partisan Histories: The Past in Contemporary Global Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). His most recent book is Rethinking Anti-Americanism: The History of an Exceptional Concept in American Foreign Relations (Cambridge University Press, 2012). The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations awarded him the Bernath Article Prize and Bernath Lecture Prize for his scholarship published in journals specializing in diplomatic, intellectual, social, and cultural history. He was a 2013-14 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow and 2014 American University Scholar/Teacher of the Year. In 2019, he won a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.


PhD, 2000, U.C. Berkeley MA, 1995, U.C. Berkeley BA, 1989, History, Oberlin College

Languages Spoken
Fluent: English, French, German, Spanish Reading: Italian, Portuguese Rudimentary Arabic
Contact Info
(202) 885-2154

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See Also
Department of History
Rethinking Anti-Americanism
Nazis and Good Neighbors
Partisan Histories

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