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City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center
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liberalism, democratization, legal history, history of the state, U.S. intervention, human rights, intellectual history, political history
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About Me

Associate Professor and Department Chair, Anne Kornhauser studies the intellectual, legal, and political history of the United States with a focus on the twentieth century. Professor Kornhauser earned her Ph.D. at Columbia University and has published on the history of American state, the history of liberalism, the political philosophy of John Rawls, the contribution of German refugees to American political and legal thought, and emergency politics, among other topics.

She is currently working on a book about the United States and democratization since World War II.


Recent Publications

Review of Daniel Bessner, Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual, Society for U.S. Intellectual History Symposium, August 2018,

“Richard Hofstadter’s Liberalism Problem,” Society 55, no. 2 (April, 2018): 146-152

Book: Debating the American State: Liberal Anxieties and the New Leviathan, 1930-1970 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015).




Media Coverage
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United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Government, Human Rights, Law, Politics, World War II