About Me

Kathleen R. McNamara is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Her work focuses on globalization and the European Union, with a special interest in how politics, culture, and identity shape markets. 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). At Georgetown, she co-directs, with Professor Abe Newman, the Global Political Economy Project, funded by the Open Society Foundation, which seeks to reinvent political economy scholarship around the politics of globalization. At Georgetown, McNamara has served as Director of the Mortara Center for International Studies, and Vice Dean for Faculty & Graduate Affairs.  She has also taught at Princeton University and Sciences Po (Paris).  She has been a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, a German Marshall Fund Fellow, a Fulbright Fellow, and received the International Studies Association’s 2018 Distinguished Scholar in International Political Economy award and the ISA’s 2020 SWIPE Award for Mentoring Women in International Political Economy. Her public engagement includes work with the National Intelligence Council, writing for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, appearances on a variety of media outlets, and on Twitter @ProfKMcNamara. McNamara received her PhD from Columbia University and her BA from McGill University.  Find her shorter Policy CV here, and her longer Academic CV here.