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.
His research primarily concerns the creation of the international visa system in the early 20th century, its subsequent normalization during the interwar period, and the means by which border controls have become integral to the modern meaning of state sovereignty. Fletcher is fascinated with subjects that interrogate the formation and contestation of modernity in a multi-ethnic context, and as such is particularly interested in illuminating transnational and global movements 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.