Richard Wolin appointed to the Graduate Center

August 1, 2000

Richard Wolin
Richard Wolin
Distinguished Professor, Ph.D. Program in History

Richard Wolin is a highly regarded authority in the field of modern European intellectual history. He received a B.A. from Reed College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from York University in Toronto and has held faculty positions at Reed College and Rice University where he was D.D. McMurtry Professor of History. He is the author of several books on subjects such as Martin Heidegger, Heidegger's influential Jewish students (Hannah Arendt, Karl Loewith, Hans Jonas, and Herbert Marcuse), Walter Benjamin, the history of twentieth-century ideas, and modern cultural criticism. In addition to his scholarly writing, Professor Wolin is a regular contributor to such publications as the New Republic, Dissent, Tikkun, and The Los Angeles Times, which has earned him a reputation as a leading public intellectual. He is on several editorial review boards and has received grants and awards from the German Marshall Fund, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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