Meade 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 is a historian of Britain and the British Empire with a theoretical interest in the limits and possibilities of metropolitan anti-imperialism. His research examines the British left's debate over what was then known as "the problem of Palestine" during the years of the British Mandate for Palestine (1923-48), when British activists navigated for the first time the competing claims to their solidarity from both the Labor Zionist and Palestinian nationalist movements.
In his teaching, Meade is interested in the broader dynamics of empire 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.
Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Civic, Liberal, and Global Education
Ph.D., Stanford University, History (2022)
M.A., University of Kent, Modern History (2014)
B.A., Oberlin College, History (2012)