David Stenner



  • M.A, Middle East Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden (2009)
  • B.A., Semitic Philology, Uppsala University (2007)


David Stenner is a Ph.D. candidate in Modern Middle East and North African History. His dissertation analyzes the Moroccan nationalist movement’s global propaganda campaign against the French and Spanish Protectorates during the 1940s and 50s, and how this international form of political activism influenced state-formation and the struggle for power after independence in 1956. His research interests include the history of the Cold War, the era of Decolonization, International Relations, and Social Network Analysis.

He has one publication in The Journal of North African Studies (17/4; 2012), which won the Tessler Paper Prize from the American Institute for Maghrib Studies. Another article on US-Moroccan relations post-WWII is scheduled to appear in the JNAS in October 2014. He has presented his research at several occasions, including an invited talk at the University of Cambridge and a paper at the conference of the Middle East Studies Association. He is also a regular contributor to Zamane, a popular history magazine in Morocco. His research has been supported by the CLIR (Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources), the France-Berkeley Fund, the Mabelle McLeod Lewis Memorial Fund, and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)





Department of History University of California, Davis