Samuel Moyn

Samuel Moyn

Fellow: Awarded 2008
Field of Study: Law

Competition: US & Canada

Columbia University

Samuel Moyn, Professor of History at Columbia University, works primarily on modern European intellectual history, with special interest in France and Germany, political and legal thought, historical and critical theory, and sometimes Jewish studies.  He has published two books: Origins of the Other: Emmanuel Levinas Between Revelation and Ethics (2005), which was awarded the Morris D. Forkosch Prize for the best first book of the year in intellectual history, and A Holocaust Controversy: The Treblinka Affair in Postwar France (2005), which was awarded the Sybil Halpern Milton Memorial Prize for the best book over two years on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust in the broadest context.  He has also edited Pierre Rosanvallon, Democracy Past and Future (2006).  Currently, he is working on a study provisionally entitled A New Theory of Politics: Claude Lefort and Company in Contemporary France, and also on the recent history of human rights.  He is the codirector of the New York-area Consortium for Intellectual and Cultural History.  He has his A.B. from Washington University (1994), Ph.D. from UC-Berkeley (2000), and J.D. from Harvard University (2001).

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