Warren Breckman Named a 2013 Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin

April 29, 2013

Professor of History Warren Breckman has been named a 2013 Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin. Breckman is a professor of modern European intellectual and cultural history. His books include Karl Marx, the Young Hegelians, and the Origins of Radical Social Theory: Dethroning the Self and European Romanticism: A Brief History with Documents. His latest book, Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-Marxism and Radical Democracy, will be published in June. He has also published articles on the history of philosophy and political thought, the development of consumer culture, modernism and urban culture, historical theory, contemporary theory, and nationalism. He is currently working on a study tentatively titled The Machiavellian Moment in Modern Thought.

Breckman has been a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, a member of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, and a visiting scholar at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, and the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada. He is the co-editor of the Journal of the History of Ideas and a member of the editorial group of Lapham's Quarterly.

American Academy fellows are in residence at the Hans Arnhold Center for one academic semester or occasionally for a full academic year. Fellows become involved in Berlin's cultural, social, and intellectual scene beyond the walls of the Academy, often by establishing close working affiliations with institutions related to their fields. The ultimate aim of the American Academy is to bring the best and brightest Americans to the interested German public, through publications, media contacts, and public lectures.