Dr. Hamilton M. Stapell
Associate Professor of History
State University of New York, New Paltz
600 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561
stapellh@newpaltz.edu
(Last updated: April 18, 2017)

 Education
▪ University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
   Ph.D., Modern European History, December 2004
   ▫ Dissertation: “Madrid and the Movida: National and Regional Identity in the Center, 1979-1992.”
   ▫ Advisors: Drs. Pamela B. Radcliff and David R. Ringrose

▪ University of Maryland, College Park
   Journalism Professional Fellowship, 1996-1997

▪ University of Colorado, Boulder
   Bachelor of Arts in History, 1994
   Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 1994

Publications
Book:
Remaking Madrid: Culture, Politics, and Identity after Franco.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Book Chapters:
▪ "From Physical Culture to the Primal Life: Evolutionary Health Movements in Historical Context."  In Evolutionary Studies: Darwin’s Roadmap to the Curriculum, edited by Glenn Geher, David Sloan Wilson, Rose Chang, and Hadassah Head.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2017.

▪ “The Same in Name, But Different: the movida madrileña and the other ‘movidas’ of Spain.”  In Back to the Future: Towards a Cultural Archive of the Movida, edited by William J. Nichols and H. Rosi Song.  Lanham, Maryland: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:
▪ "Beyond Cultural Imperialism: Rethinking Americanization, National Identity, and “Difference” in Post-Franco Spain," Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 41, no.1 (2016): Article 5. 

▪ "Going Mainstream or Just a Passing Fad? The Future of the Ancestral Health Movement." Journal of Evolution and Health 1, no. 1 (2016): Article 11. 

▪ “Modern Cavemen? Stereotypes and Reality of the Ancestral Health Movement.”  Co-authored with David B. Schwartz.  Journal of Evolution and Health 1, no. 1 (2013): Article 3.

▪ “’Do You Feel More Madrileño or Español?’: Making the Case for Regionalism in the Capital, 1979-1990.” Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 35, no. 1 (2011): Article 1.

▪ “Walking the Walk to Teach the Talk: Implementing Ancestral Lifestyle Strategies as the Newest Tool in Evolutionary Studies.” Co-authored with: Steven Platek, Glenn Geher, Leslie Heywood, J. Ryan Porter & Tia Walters.  Evolution: Education and Outreach 4, no. 1 (2011): 41-51.

▪ “Just a Teardrop in the Rain?  The movida madrileña and Democratic Identity Formation in the Capital, 1979-1986.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 86, no. 3 (2009): 345-369.

▪ “Reconsidering Spanish Nationalism, Regionalism, and the Center-Periphery Model in the Post-Francoist Period, 1975-1992.” International Journal of Iberian Studies 20, no. 3 (2007): 171-185.

Invited Articles, Chapters, and Book Reviews:
▪ “Bienvenido, Walt Disney?: Rethinking Americanization, Anti-Americanism, and Cultural Imperialism in Post-Franco Spain.”  In North America and Spain: Transversal Perspectives, edited by Julio Cañero.  New York: Escribana Books, 2017.

▪ Review of Madrid’s Forgotten Avant-Garde: Between Essentialism and Modernity by Silvina Schammah Gesser.  In European History Quarterly, 46, no. 4 (2016): 742-743.

▪ Review of Barcelona and Madrid Social Networks of the Avant-Garde by Aránzazu Ascunce Arenas.  In European History Quarterly, 43, no. 3 (2013): 742-473.

▪ Review of Crossing through Chueca.  Lesbian Literary Culture in Queer Madrid by Jill Robbins.  In Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 90, no. 2 (2013): 283-284.

▪ Review of Spain since 1939 by Stanley Black.  In European History Quarterly 42, no. 4 (October 2012): 680-681.

▪ "Spain's Election Is Set to Worsen the Crisis in Europe." Foreign Affairs. November 17, 2011.

▪ Review of Más es más. Sociedad y cultura en la España democrática, 1986-2008 by Jordi Gracia and Domingo Ródenas de Moya, eds.  In Bulletin of Spanish Studies 88, no. 2 (2011): 305-306.

Works In Progress
▪ “Bienvenido, Mickey Mouse!?: Hopes for a Magic Kingdom in Post-Franco Spain” Peer-reviewed article in progress.

▪ "Knowledge and Acceptance of Evolutionary Medicine in the Field of Nutrition and Dietetics."  Co-authored with: Anthony J. Basile, David B. Schwartz, and Joseph Rigdon.  Peer-reviewed article in progress.

Awards and Fellowships
▪ Research Sabbatical (Spain), SUNY New Paltz, 2015-2016
▪ Research and Creative Projects Award (Madrid, Spain), SUNY New Paltz, Fall 2015
▪ Provost Award for Teaching Excellence, SUNY New Paltz, 2014
▪ Liberal Arts & Sciences Teacher of the Year Award, SUNY New Paltz, 2013
▪ Research and Creative Projects Award (Madrid, Spain), SUNY New Paltz, Summer 2012
▪ Research and Creative Projects Award (Madrid, Spain), SUNY New Paltz, Summer 2009
▪ Patriotic Civilian Service Award, United States Military Academy (USMA), 2008
▪ Faculty Development and Research Grant Award, Office of the Dean, USMA, 2007
▪ Departmental Writing Fellowship, Department of History, UCSD, 2003-2004
▪ Dissertation Research Fellowship (Madrid, Spain), Department of History, UCSD, 2001-2002
▪ Pre-dissertation Travel Grant (Madrid, Spain), Department of History, UCSD, Summer 2000
▪ 3-Year Graduate Fellowship, University of Florida, Gainesville, 1998-2001 [Declined]
▪ Graduate Journalism Fellowship, University of Maryland, College Park, 1996-1997
▪ Phi Beta Kappa Graduate, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1994

Teaching Experience
▪ Associate Professor, Department of History, SUNY New Paltz, 2008-present
   Undergraduate courses including:
   ▫ Medieval Europe
   ▫ Modern Europe since 1500
   ▫ Europe since 1945
   ▫ Spain since 1808
   ▫ Americanization of Europe
   ▫ Intellectual History of 19th Century Europe
   ▫ Intellectual History of 20th Century Europe
   ▫ Historian's Craft
   ▫ Senior Research Seminar: Madrid, Past and Present
   ▫ Senior Research Seminar: Degeneration, Health, and Modernity
   ▫ Individual and Society (Honors Program first-year seminar)
   ▫ Evolutionary Studies Seminar
   ▫ Evolution and Human Health (online course)

▪ Assistant Professor, Department of History, United States Military Academy, West Point, 2006-2008
   Undergraduate courses including:
   ▫ Western Civilization: Ancient Times to 1900
   ▫ Regional Studies in World History (Latin America focus)

▪ Adjunct Professor, Department of History, SUNY New Paltz, 2005-2007
   Undergraduate courses including:
   ▫ Medieval Europe
   ▫ Modern Europe since 1500
   ▫ Americanization of Europe
   ▫ Spain since 1808
   ▫ Modern Self and Society (Honors Program seminar)

▪ Teaching Assistant, Revelle Humanities Writing Program, UCSD, 1998-2001, 2003
   Five-quarter “Great Books” sequence including:
   ▫ Humanities 1: The Foundations of Western Civilization: Israel and Greece
   ▫ Humanities 2: Rome, Christianity, and the Middle Ages
   ▫ Humanities 3: Renaissance, Reformation, and Early Modern Europe
   ▫ Humanities 4: Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Revolution
   ▫ Humanities 5: Modern Culture

▪ Reader/Grader, Department of History, UCSD, 1998-2001
   Undergraduate courses including:
   ▫ History of Imperial Spain, 1476-1808
   ▫ European Diplomatic History

▪ Tutor, Men’s Athletics Program, University of Texas, Austin, 1997-1998
   Tutored and mentored students in European History, Spanish, and Journalism.

In the Media
▪ “Spanish Duchess of Alba Remembered As a Colorful Figure,” National Public Radio, All Things Considered, November 21, 2014. 

▪ “New King Ascends Spanish Throne, with Hopes for a New Era,”
National Public Radio, All Things Considered, June 19, 2014.

▪ “Paleo Dieters Suffer as Panera Fights Protein Price Jump,” Bloomberg News, June 18, 2014.

▪ “Hablemos de Madrid,” El País (Spain), January 18, 2014.

▪ “Was 2013 Really the Year of the Paleo Diet?,” National Public Radio, Shots, December 30, 2013.

▪ “La decadencia de Madrid,” El País (Spain), October 5, 2013.

▪ “Paleo Diet Echoes Physical Culture Movement of Yesteryear,” National Public Radio, Shots, May 3, 2013.

▪ “Strapped Spanish City to Tax Church Activities,” Duetsche Welle (Germany), March 30, 2013

▪ “Spain's Prime Minister May Have Received 'Black Money' for Years,” National Public Radio, All Things Considered, February 1, 2013.

Interviews and Podcasts
▪ "The Past, Present, and Future of Paleo," That Paleo Show with Dr. Brett Hill (Australia), July 29, 2016.

▪ "Paleo: Past, Present, and Future," Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf, May 23, 2016.

▪ “Dr. Hamilton Stapell Interview,” Low Carb Paleo Show with Chef Alain Braux, August 15, 2014.

▪ “Is This the End of Paleo?,” Super Human Radio Show with Carl Lanore, November 4, 2013.

▪ “Interview with Dr. Hamilton Stapell,” Primal Balance with Kendall Kendrick, August 2, 2013.

▪ “The History of Physical Culture and the Future of the Paleo Movement,” Super Human Radio Show with Carl Lanore, July 1, 2013.

▪ “The Past, Present, and Future of Fitness,” The Smarter Science of Slim with Jonathon Bailor, June 6, 2013.

▪ “The Past, Present, and Future of Paleo,” Paleo Magazine Radio with Tony Federico, May 2, 2013.

Presentations and Talks
▪ “Roundtable: Uses of the Past in Contemporary Spain,” Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Conference, New York, NY, March, 2017.

▪ “Evolutionary Approaches to Health: Who Does It? And Why?,” Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Seminar Speakers Series, SUNY New Paltz, March, 2017.

▪ “Evolution's Place in the Field of Nutrition and Dietetics,” poster presentation with Anthony Basile, Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS16), University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, August 2016.

▪ “Evolution and Human Health," Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Summer Institute, SUNY New Paltz, July 2016.

▪ "Bienvenido, Walt Disney?: Rethinking Americanization, Anti-Americanism, and Cultural Imperialism in Post-Franco Spain," The Second International Congress On Historical Links between Spain and North America: Past, Present, and Future, New York, NY, May 2016.

▪ “Americanization, Spanish National Identity, and 'Difference' in the 1980s," Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Conference, San Diego, CA, March, 2016.

▪ “Evolution and Human Health," Evolutionary Studies Summer Institute, SUNY New Paltz, July, 2015.

▪ “The Thayer Method,” Provost Excellence in Teaching Award Faculty Presentation, SUNY New Paltz Honors Center, April, 2015.

▪ “Paleo His and Hers: Gender Differences within the Ancestral Health Movement,” PaleoFX Conference, Austin, TX, March, 2015.  

▪ “The Guide on the Side: Creating a Student-Centered Classroom,” LA&S Teacher of the Year Faculty Presentation, SUNY New Paltz Teaching and Learning Center, April, 2014.

▪ “The Battle of the Sexes: Ancestral Health Edition,” Pecha Kucha 20x20 presentation, Austin, TX, March, 2014.

▪ “The Road Ahead: Obstacles to Popularizing the Ancestral Health Movement,” PaleoFX Conference, Austin, TX, March, 2014.                                

▪ “Joining Forces in a Time of Scarce Resources: Building an Iberian Studies Program at a Small Public Liberal Arts College,” American Historical Association (AHA) Conference, Washington, DC, January, 2014.

▪ “The End of Paleo: The Present State and Future Direction of the Ancestral Health Movement.”  Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS13), Atlanta, GA, August, 2013.

▪ “Welcome, Mickey Mouse?! Anti-Americanism, Americanization, and Bringing the Magic Kingdom to Western Europe in the 1980s,” Invited Lecture, SUNY New Paltz Honors Center, April, 2013.

▪ “Back to the Past: The Industrial Revolution, the Digital Revolution, and ‘New’ Paradigms for Living in a Rapidly Changing World,” Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Seminar Speakers Series, SUNY New Paltz, April, 2013.

▪ “Beyond ‘Cultural Insecurity’: Rethinking Americanization, Anti-Americanism, and National Identity in Post-Franco Spain,” Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Conference, Albuquerque, NM, April, 2013.

▪ “Stereotypes and Reality: Demographics, Common Practices, and Motivating Factors of the Ancestral Health Movement Today,” PaleoFX Conference, Austin, TX, March, 2013.

▪ “Identity, Politics, and Historical Memory in The Submission,” One Book / One New Paltz Academic Panel, SUNY New Paltz Honors Center, New Paltz, NY, November 2012.

▪ “Evolution and Human Health,” Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Summit, SUNY New Paltz, October 2012.

▪ “Ancestral Health in Historical Context: From Physical Culture to the Primal Life,” Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS12), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, August, 2012.

▪ “Darwinian Health and Wellness,” Applied Evolutionary Psychology Society (AEPS) Conference, Plymouth, NH, April, 2012.

▪ “A New Disneylandia?: Bringing the Magic Kingdom to Spain,” Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Conference, Cambridge, MA, March, 2012.

▪ “Bienvenido, Mickey Mouse?: Americanism, Anti-Americanism, and National Identity after Franco,” American Historical Association (AHA) Conference, Chicago, IL, January, 2012.

▪  “9/11 and Historical Memory,” 9/11 Ten-Year Memorial Program, SUNY New Paltz Honors Center, September, 2011.

▪ “The Ancestral Classroom,” poster presentation, Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS11), UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, August 2011.

▪ “US-European Relations, 1914-1989,” Teaching America Workshop at BOCES Ulster, New Paltz, NY, March, 2011.

▪ “’Do You Feel More Madrileño or Español?’: Making the Case for Regionalism in the Capital, 1979-1990,” Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Conference, Ottawa, Canada, April 2010.

▪ “Filling the Streets and Abandoning the Barricades: Reviving Democracy and the Festival in the Capital,” Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Conference, Kansas City, April 2009.

▪  “The Same, but Different: the movida madrileña and the other ‘movidas’ of Spain, 1979-1992,” Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Conference, Ft. Worth, TX, April 2008.

▪ “Democratic Consolidation in the Center, 1979-1986,” Faculty Development Seminar, USMA, West Point, NY, February, 2008.

▪ “Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico,” Shawangunk Correctional Facility Lecture Series, Wallkill, NY, October 2007.

▪ “Europeanization or Bust: Consolidating Democracy in Madrid, 1986-1992,” Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Conference, Miami, FL, April 2007.

▪  “From a Castle to a Plaza: Revitalization of Madrid and the Formation of a New Democratic Identity,” Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Conference, Lexington, KY, April 2006.

▪ “A Missing Heart and the Post-Modern Prism: Spanish Nationalism in the Post-Francoist Period,” Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Conference, Charleston, SC, March 2005.

▪ “Madrid and the movida madrileña: Cultural Change as Regionalism in the Capital,” Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Conference, Los Angeles, CA, April 2004.

Professional Service
▪ Search Committee, Vice President for Student Affairs, SUNY New Paltz, 2016-2017

▪ Program Committee, Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS16), Boulder, CO, 2016

▪ Nominations Committee, Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, 2015-present

▪ Faculty Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, SUNY New Paltz, 2013-2014
   Evaluate and select a new Modern Continental philosopher.

▪ Executive Board Member, Ancestral Health Society, 2013-present

▪ Associate Editor, Journal of Evolution and Health, 2012-present

▪ Teaching and Learning Center Advisory Board, SUNY New Paltz, 2012-2016

▪ Honors Program Admissions Committee, SUNY New Paltz, 2011-present

▪ Honors Program Advisory Council, SUNY New Paltz, 2011-present

▪ Scholarships & Fellowships Board, SUNY New Paltz, 2011-2015

▪ Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of History, SUNY New Paltz, 2011-2012
   Evaluate and select a new Latin American historian.

▪ Board Member, Evolutionary Studies Program (EvoS), SUNY New Paltz, 2010-present

▪ Judge, Beacon Conference at SUNY Orange, June 4, 2010
   Evaluate and judge History papers at a regional conference for two-year colleges.

▪ Board Member, Religious Studies Program, SUNY New Paltz, 2009-present

▪ Faculty Search Committee, Department of History, SUNY New Paltz, 2009-2010
   Evaluate and select a new Middle East historian.

▪ Liberal Arts & Sciences Faculty Senate, SUNY New Paltz, 2008-2010
   Serve as Senator and History Department representative to the Faculty Senate.

▪ Faculty Search Committee, Department of History, SUNY New Paltz, 2008-2009 [Suspended]
   Evaluate and select a new Middle East historian.

▪ AIAD Coordinator, Department of History, USMA, 2007-2008
   Write and oversee grant proposals totaling $175,000; nominate cadets (10-12 per year) for internships and directed research programs; provide oversight to ensure cadet compliance with Department of History and USMA guidelines while abroad; and perform financial accountability duties.

▪ Understanding Human Behavior Goal Team Committee, Office of the Dean, USMA, 2007-2008
   Assess the rationale for, and implementation of, the ‘Understanding Human Behavior Goal’ within the USMA curriculum in preparation for the Middle States Commission accreditation (2009).

▪ Faculty Development Goal Team Committee, Department of History, USMA, 2007-2008
   Revise course planning and reporting procedures; investigate faculty expectations regarding development and promotion; and evaluate support and recognition of scholarly endeavor.

▪ Dean’s Gift Fund Review Committee, Office of the Dean, USMA, 2007-2008
   Evaluate funding requests and develop an “Order of Merit List” in order to advise the Dean on the merit of all Advance Development Proposals totaling $376,000.

Languages
▪ Spanish
▪ French, reading proficiency
▪ Italian, reading proficiency

Professional Affiliations
▪ American Historical Association
▪ Ancestral Health Society
▪ Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies
▪ New York State Association of European Historians