Marc-William Palen

Lecturer in History, University of Exeter

Dr. Marc-William Palen is a historian at the University of Exeter. His book, The 'Conspiracy' of Free Trade: The Anglo-American Struggle Over Empire and Economic Globalization, 1846-1896 (Cambridge University Press, 2016), is now available in paperback. His commentary on historical and contemporary global affairs has appeared in the New York Times, the Australian, the Globalist Magazine, the History News Network, History & Policy, Foreign Policy in Focus, Common Dreams, Not Even Past, and the ABC, among others. He edits the Imperial & Global Forum, the blog of Exeter's Centre for Imperial & Global History. Follow him on Twitter @MWPalen


  • –present
    Professor of History, University of Exeter