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Associate Professor of History, McGill University

James Krapfl is a historian of revolution, democracy, and political culture at McGill University. A native of Iowa, he was educated at Stanford and Berkeley before moving to Canada in 2007. He is the award-winning author of Revolution with a Human Face: Politics, Culture, and Community in Czechoslovakia, 1989-1992, the co-editor (with Barbara J. Falk) of a critical reassessment of Václav Havel's Power of the Powerless, and the author of multiple articles and book chapters on twentieth-century central and eastern Europe.


  • –present
    Proefessor of History, McGill University


  • 2007 
    University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. / History