My specialization is U.S. intellectual and cultural history. My research and teaching interests include the history of philosophy, political and social theory, religion, literature, and the visual arts; the transatlantic flow of intellectual and cultural movements; print culture; and cultural studies. I teach a range of courses on U.S. thought and culture, and intellectual and cultural history from a transnational perspective.
- PhD - Brandeis University
- BA - University of Rochester
|Protest on the Page: Essays on Print and the Culture of Dissent since 1865, co-editer, (University of Wisconsin Press, 2015). View Book Details
|American Nietzsche: A History of an Icon and His Ideas (University of Chicago Press, 2012). View Book Details
- "Anti-Intellectualism as Romantic Discourse" (Daedalus, Spring 2009).
- “Conventional Iconoclasm: The Cultural Work of the Nietzsche Image in Twentieth-Century America” (Journal of American History, December 2006).
- “‘Dionysian Enlightenment’: Walter Kaufmann’s Nietzsche in Historical Perspective” (Modern Intellectual History, August 2006).
- Brad Baranowski
- Erik Hmiel
- Ben Kasten
- Rivka Maizlish
- Jennifer Stitt
- History 102 - U.S. History, Civil War to the Present - Syllabus 2011 (pdf)
- History 221 - Explorations in American History: "Ideas and Culture in 19th Century America"
- History 302 - History of American Thought, 1859 to the Present - Syllabus 2011 (pdf)
- History 600 - Emerson, Nietzsche, & American Culture - Syllabus 2009 (pdf)
- History 600 - Public Intellectuals in the U.S. - Syllabus 2008 (pdf)
- History 600 - African-American Intellectual History - Syllabus 2011 (pdf)
- History 901 - Studies in American History: "U.S. Intellectual and Cultural History"
- History 951 - Intellectual History of America: "Intellectual Exiles in the U.S." - Syllabus 2008 (pdf)