Diana Lemberg

Diana Lemberg


  • KY16 9AR

    United Kingdom

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Research overview

I am a historian of the United States in the world, the history of information, and the history of ideas in the twentieth century. My first book, Barriers Down: How American Power and Free-Flow Policies Shaped Global Media, was published by Columbia UP in 2019. Currently my research focuses on language training in U.S. international history. I'm broadly interested in the connections between power and paradigms, and how American social scientists sought to disseminate findings and methods outside U.S. borders in fields ranging from modernization theory to applied linguistics, with varying results.

My work has been supported by fellowships and grants in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Before coming to St Andrews I was associate professor of history at Lingnan University in Hong Kong and a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. I received my PhD from Yale University in 2014.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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