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Ph.D. Student in History, admitted Autumn 2014
BioMeade Klingensmith is a Lecturer for Civic, Liberal, and Global Education (COLLEGE). He received his BA in History from Oberlin College in 2012, was a Fulbright Postgraduate Scholar at the University of Kent from 2013-14, and completed his PhD in History at Stanford in 2022.
Meade's research focuses on the history of British imperialism in the Middle East. His dissertation examines the British left's debate over "the problem of Palestine" during the years of the British Mandate for Palestine (1923-48), with a theoretical focus on the limits and possibilities of metropolitan anti-imperialism. He intends to expand this work into a larger project on the place of Palestine in British politics and culture over the long duree.
In his teaching, Meade is interested in the broader dynamics of empire and resistance throughout history and around the world. At Stanford he has taught on British and Middle East history and has designed courses on empire and resistance in the modern Middle East. In addition to his teaching at Stanford, Meade is committed to public, community, and high school education, having volunteered in multiple capacities at Sequoia High School in Redwood City and worked for Stanford Online High School. He is also a multi-instrumentalist musician who loves to incorporate music and music history in the classroom.