Gregor Donaldson

Academic Year: 
To Yale
Exchange Partners: 
Cambridge University
Research Interest: 
Using and Producing Political Knowledge in the Early Cold War

Gregor is a Fox International Fellow at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University (2014/215). He spent the last year completing an M.Phil in Political Thought and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge having previously studied History at the University of Edinburgh. His research broadly focuses on the unfolding of political modernity in Non-European contexts, particularly in Japan and India. More specifically, he is interested in ideas of global political order in the twentieth century, and how these ideas fed into anticolonial and postcolonial political forms. While at Yale, he wishes to explore the entrenchment of links between US academia, particularly in the human sciences, and US government in the wake of the Second World War, and how this process informed, or was informed by, broader foreign policy objectives and understandings of global political order.