Nathaniel Peffer

Nathaniel Peffer

Fellow: Awarded 1927
Field of Study: General Nonfiction
Fellow: Awarded 1928
Field of Study: General Nonfiction

Competition: US & Canada

New School for Social Research

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1926–27:

Peffer, Nathaniel: Appointed to make a study of the effects on old and established Eastern civilizations of the impact of industrialism and nationalism, the two principal products of the West brought to the East, China being taken as the most favorable setting for such a study; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1927.

Born June 30, 1890, in New York City. Education: University of Chicago, Ph.B., 1911.

Newspaper work in Chicago, 1911–14; five years in the Far East, principally China, and one year in Turkey and Eastern Europe as journalist, correspondent and magazine writer, with intervals in New York as magazine writer; member of staff appointed by Carnegie Corporation for a study of adult education in the United States, 1925–26; Lecturer on Imperialism at New School for Social Research, New York City, 1926–27.

Publications: “New Schools for Older Students,” 1926; articles, editorials and reviews in Century, Scribners, Forum, Unpartizan Review, Asia, New Republic, Nation, Freeman, Independent.


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