B.A., Lewis & Clark College; Ph.D., New York University
Quinn SlobodianProfessor of History
Historian of modern Europe and the world.
He has published in Journal of Global History, American Historical Review, and Journal of Contemporary History, among other publications, and comments on contemporary politics for the New York Times, The Guardian, Boston Review, and elsewhere. Slobodian’s research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Volkswagen Foundation and the Andrew Mellon Foundation. For 2022, he was a visiting associate professor at Brown University’s Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance and a Thomas McCraw Fellow in U.S. Business History at Harvard Business School. He also co-edits Contemporary European History and co-directs the History and Political Economic Project.
As in his research, Slobodian’s teaching places histories of modern Europe in the history of the larger world. This goal is pursued in classes on the history of cities, world economic orders, and gender and sexuality. In Slobodian’s courses, students learn about the events and processes that shaped modern Europe while keeping an eye on the margins, and the unrealized histories of the continent's last two centuries.