Kathleen McNamara
2007, NEFP
Associate Professor and Director, Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown University


Kathleen R. McNamara is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Her work focuses on the evolution of the European Union, the politics of the Euro and the European Central Bank, and international political economy issues more generally. She is the author of “The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union” (Oxford University Press, 2016), which investigates the gradual cultural transformations that only partially legitimate the EU’s power. Her other books are “The Currency of Ideas: Monetary Politics in the European Union” (Cornell University Press, 1998) and “Making History: European Integration and Institution Change at Fifty” (Oxford University Press, 2007). 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. She received her PhD from Columbia University and her BA from McGill University. She has written for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog, and has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered, as well as many other media outlets.


European Union, Politics of the Euro, International Political Economy

Selected Scholarly Publications