Hamilton M. Stapell is a historian of twentieth-century Europe. His research and writing focus on the political and cultural history of Spain since its transition to democracy in 1975.  He is currently Associate Professor of History at the State University of New York, New Paltz.

Dr. Stapell has published articles on national and regional identity in the ‘New Europe’ and on Spanish culture.  He is also the author of the book entitled Remaking Madrid: Culture, Politics, and Identity after Franco.  He is currently working on a new project about Americanization in Spain after WWII.

His areas of teaching specialization include modern Europe, Latin America, and European intellectual history.  He is also the creator of one of the first college-level courses on ancestral heath: EVO201 Evolution and Human Health.

Professor Stapell sits on the Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Board and is an associate editor at the Journal of Evolution and Health.

He has been the recipient of the Provost Award for Teaching Excellence and the Liberal Arts & Sciences Teacher of the Year Award at SUNY New Paltz. 

Dr. Stapell previously taught at the United States Military Academy, West Point, and for the Revelle Humanities Writing Program at the University of California, San Diego.