About Me

Kathleen R. McNamara is Professor of Government and Foreign Service, and Vice Dean of Faculty & Graduate Affairs in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Her work focuses on markets, culture, and politics in the European Union and the United States. She is the author of “The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union” (Oxford University Press, 2016),  “The Currency of Ideas: Monetary Politics in the European Union” (Cornell University Press, 1998) and co-editor of “Making History: European Integration and Institution Change at Fifty” (Oxford University Press, 2007). She is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Scholar in International Political Economy award from the International Studies Association. Her public commentaries have appeared in outlets such as Foreign Affairs and the Washington Post, and she is a guest on NPR and other news programs. At Georgetown, Dr. McNamara served as Director of the Mortara Center for International Studies from 2010-2016. Dr. McNamara also has taught at Princeton University and Sciences Po (Paris), and has been a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, a German Marshall Fund Fellow, and a Fulbright Fellow. During the 2016-17 year, she was Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the School of International Service at American University. McNamara received her PhD from Columbia University and her BA from McGill University. Click here for her CV.