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Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

Siemens Fellow - Class of Fall 2013


Warren Breckman is a professor of modern European intellectual and cultural history at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as executive co-editor of the Journal of the History of Ideas, a member of the founding editorial circle of Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte, and a member of the editorial group of Lapham’s Quarterly. Educated at the University of California at Berkeley (PhD, 1993) and the University of Winnipeg (BA, 1986), he has been a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, member of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, and visiting scholar at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, with additional fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Mellon Foundation, and the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada. His publications include Karl Marx, The Young Hegelians, and The Origins of Radical Social Theory: Dethroning the Self (Cambridge, 1999), European Romanticism: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford/St Martin’s, 2007), Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-Marxism and Radical Democracy (Columbia University Press, 2013), and numerous articles on nationalism, modernism and urban culture, the history of political thought, and contemporary theory.