Fletcher Warren is a legal researcher and independent historian in St. Paul, Minnesota. He earned Bachelor’s degrees summa cum laude in History and Business & Political Science from Bethel University in 2015 and plans to continue studying history at the graduate level with the aim of becoming a university professor.
His research primarily concerns late 19th and early 20th century American radicalism (both leftist and fascist), 20th century American religious history, and the lived experience of immigration, diaspora, and population exchange. Fletcher is fascinated with subjects that interrogate the formation and contestation of modernity in a multi-ethnic context, and as such is particularly concerned with transnational and global movements as seen through a local/micro historical lens. Fletcher’s history thesis examined the motivations and experiences of Minnesotans who fought in the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War and was awarded the George Watt Prize from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archive at New York University. Fletcher is also interested in oral history, public history, and history as a digital humanity.
Fletcher has worked as a History Department teaching assistant, as a curator in the Bethel University Digital Library, and most recently as a legal researcher for a Minneapolis-based immigration law firm. He is a member of the American Historical Association, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Omicron Delta Kappa.