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Professor of History, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Ellen Maria Gorrissen Fellow - Class of Spring 2006

Jerry Z. Muller is professor of history at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, where he is chair of the department of history. He studied at Brandeis University, Hebrew University, and Columbia University. His essays and articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, New Republic, Times Literary Supplement, Wall Street Journal, Merkur, and Handelsblatt, and many other journals. He is the author of five books, most recently Capitalism and the Jews, published by Princeton University Press early in 2010. His previous books include The Mind and the Market: Capitalism in European Thought (Knopf, 2002), which won the Donald Kagan Prize of The Historical Society for the best book in European history. His lecture series, “Thinking about Capitalism,” was released in 2009 by The Teaching Company. He is currently at work on a book entitled The Transgressive Rabbi: The Life and Times of Jacob Taubes, based in part on research conducted while he was a fellow at the American Academy.

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