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The University of North Carolina, Greensboro
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Modern European intellectual and cultural history, German history, university history, transatlantic history, higher education, sociology of knowledge, history of ideas, German-Jewish emigres, Weimar Republic
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About Me

Emily J. Levine is Associate Professor of Modern European history at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is the author of Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School (University of Chicago Press, 2013), which was awarded the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize by the American Historical Association for the best book in European history from 1815 through the 20th century.  Her work has appeared in such top peer-review journals as The Journal of Modern History, the Journal of the History of Ideas, and The American Historical Review, as well as for general-interest audiences in the New York TimesThe Chronicle of Higher EducationThe LA Review of Books, and Foreign Policy. Levine spent 2012–2013 as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Free University in Berlin and completed her PhD and MA at Stanford University and her BA at Yale University, where she was also a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. In 2017-2018, she was the Robert F. and Margaret S. Goheen Fellow at the National Humanities Center. She is now completing a book about the transatlantic origins of the modern research university.

Recent Publications

Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School. The University of Chicago Press, December 2013; paperback, February 2015.

“The Right Way to Fix Universities,” with Mitchell L. Stevens, The New York Times, December 1, 2017.

“Enhance Humanities Career Outcomes? Engage Faculty,” with Nicole Hall, Inside Higher Ed, October 2, 2017.

“Bauhaus to Black Mountain: German Émigrés and the Birth of American Modernism.” Los Angeles Review of Books, May 16, 2016. Review essay of Helen Molesworth, Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College, 1933–1957(Yale, 2015).

“Just What Makes a Good European? Merkel, Nietzsche, and the future of Europe,” Foreign Policy, July 8, 2015.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Germany, North America, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Higher Ed