Michael Gubser

Current Fellow

Fellow: Awarded 2021

Field of Study: Intellectual and Cultural History

Competition: US & Canada

Michael Gubser is a professor of history at James Madison University. His research focuses on intellectual history, international development, and modern Europe. He is the author of The Far Reaches: Phenomenology, Ethics, and Social Renewal in Central Europe (Stanford: 2014) and Time’s Visible Surface: Alois Riegl and the Discourse on History and Temporality in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna (Wayne State, 2006), as well as the co-editor, with Jerrold Keilson, of The Practice of International Development (Routledge, 2018). He is also an international development practitioner who has worked as a program evaluator and proposal writer for several foreign aid organizations. He will spend his fellowship year working on his book “Leaving the Past Behind: History and Ahistoricism in International Development Theory and Practice.”

When he is not doing the things mentioned above, he is usually working on his next musical or musical theatre project.

Photo Credit: Dennis Reed