Thomas E. Donnelley Professor
Harper Memorial Library, East Tower, Room 481
773 702 8560
Moishe Postone's research and teaching focus on nineteenth- and twentieth-century European intellectual history, with emphasis on critical social theories. He is particularly interested in self-reflexive theories of historical context—theories that seek to grasp social, economic, and cultural processes in ways that illuminate the relation of such processes to the theories themselves. His work also focuses on the problematic of modern anti-Semitism and questions of history, memory, and identity in postwar Germany, as well as on the issue of the global transformations of the past three decades and their implications for understanding the historical trajectory of the twentieth century.
In 2015–16 he conducted research in Europe with fellowships from the American Academy in Berlin and the Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften in Vienna.