Sean McMeekin (born 10 May 1974 in Idaho) is an American historian.
McMeekin grew up in Rochester, New York and studied history at Stanford University (B.A. 1996) and the University of California, Berkeley (M.A. 1998 and Ph.D. 2001) as well as in Paris, Berlin, and Moscow. He also held a Henry Chauncey Jr. ’57 Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yale and was a fellow of the Remarque Institute at New York University. McMeekin taught in Turkey as an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Russian Studies at Bilkent University in Ankara and in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities of Koç University in Istanbul. He is now professor of history at Bard College in New York state.
His main research interests include modern German history, Russian history, communism, and the First World War. He has authored books and essays which have appeared in journals such as Contemporary European History and Communisme.