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Michael Franczak

ph.d. candidate

Michael Franczak


Office: Stokes Hall, Cubicle S330-A

Curriculum Vitae


B.A. University of Michigan (2011), with Highest Honors in History and High Distinction

Senior Thesis: Multilateralism with an American Face: The United States, Great Britain, and the Formation of the Postwar Economic Order, 1941-1947

Research Interests:

Cold War; U.S. foreign and foreign economic policy; history of economic thought; international relations history and theory; history and political economy of international institutions and agreements


  • Graduate Fellow, Clough Center for Constitutional Democracy (2013)
  • Boston College Presidential Fellowship (2012)


  • "Hamid Karzai" and "Nouri al-Maliki," entries for Encyclopedia of American Military History (Facts on File, forthcoming 2014)
  • "Atlantic Charter," "Marshall Plan," "Lend-Lease," "GATT," and "Arsenal of Democracy," entries for Encyclopedia of American Imperialism and Expansionism (ABC-CLIO, forthcoming 2014)
  • "Teacher's Guide," "Historical Context of the Holocaust," for Dr. Irene Butter, Professor Emeritus of Public Health, University of Michigan, Surviving to Tell (memoir, forthcoming 2014)

Conference Presentations:

  • Plus Ça Change...?: Power, Ideas, and the Global South at Bretton Woods,” Society for US Intellectual History, November 1-3, 2013, University of California, Irvine
  • “Multilateralism, Nationalism, and Imperialism: The Political Economy of Early Postwar Sterling Policy, 1944-1954,” Northeast Conference on British Studies, October 4-5, 2013, University of Connecticut, Storrs
  • "Contingencies in the Bretton Woods Negotiations: A Reapparaisal in Light of New Evidence," Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies, March 23-24, 2013, Lehman College, Bronx, NY