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Jennifer  Ratner-Rosenhagen

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen

Expert on American intellectual and cultural history, from the founding to the present.

Merle Curti and Vilas-Borghesi Distinguished Achievement Professor College of Letters and Science — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • How ideas have influenced the course of American history.
  • Developments and transformations in American political, social, economic thought.
  • Anti-Intellectualism in American life.
  • The Quest for Wisdom in American history.


  • Author of several books on the history of American thought and culture.
  • Recipient of numerous fellowships and awards including Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, NEH, and others.
  • Her articles and essays for broader audiences have appeared in American Prospect, Guardian, Dissent, Los Angeles Review of Books, Raritan, Daedalus, and the Nation.