Michael Holm

HIS 506; Fall ’13 Hours: W 4-5, R 3-5


B.A., M.A., University of Southern Denmark; M.A., McGill University; Ph.D., Boston University

19th and 20th century U.S. diplomatic, cultural, and intellectual history

Curriculum Vitae

Michael Holm received his B.A. and his M.A. from the University of Southern Denmark. He also holds an M.A. in history from McGill University and received his Ph.D. from Boston University in 2013. His research and teaching focus on the relationship between foreign policy, culture, and ideology in nineteenth and twentieth-century United States.

Holm’s doctoral dissertation, America in the World: Ideology and U.S. Foreign Policy, 1944-1950, explored the impact of American Exceptionalism on the development of U.S. foreign policy from the Bretton Woods Conference to the outbreak of the Korean War. He is currently preparing a journal article and a book manuscript from his dissertation.

His other publications include “Also Present at the Creation: Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. and the Coming of the Cold War,” in The Journal of the Historical Society and a forthcoming essay on “Soft Power and Empire” to be published in Wiley-Blackwell’s Encyclopedia of Empire. A further journal article analyzing the 1963 Clay Committee on U.S. foreign aid during the Kennedy Administration is in the early stages of research and writing.