Loren Goldman is a political theorist specializing in German and American thought. He has published in Political Theory, Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Journal of the Philosophy of History and William James Studies, among other academic journals, and has contributed to several edited volumes. He is currently translating Ernst Bloch's Avicenna and the Aristotelian Left for Columbia University Press and completing a book on the role of hope in political philosophy. Before coming to Penn, he was Visiting Assistant Professor at Ohio University, Athens (2013-2016), Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities in UC Berkeley's Department of Rhetoric (2011-2013) and Postdoctoral Fellow at Rutgers' Center for Cultural Analysis (2010-2011). He holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from the University of Chicago (2010, 2005), an M.Phil. from the University of Oxford (2003), a B.A. from Yale University (2000), and studied in the Department of Philosophy at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt, Germany, under the auspices of a DAAD Fellowship (2000-2001).