PhD in History, Cornell University, 1998
Associate Professor of History, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts Media Contact Information:
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Modern US History; European and American Intellectual History; German HistoryProfile:
Jeremy Varon is an associate professor of history at The New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College, specializing in modern US history, European and American intellectual history, and German history. In 2004 he published Bringing the War Home: The Weather Underground, the Red Army Faction, and Revolutionary Violence in the Sixties and Seventies (University of California Press). He co-edits The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture (Routeledge), an academic journal that features interdisciplinary and international research on the “long Sixties” (1954-1975). Varon has written articles and given numerous talks on the social movements of the 1960s and the politics and ethics of violence. His work in intellectual history concerns the relationships between modernity, knowledge, representation, and power. Varon is currently working on a book about Holocaust survivors who studied in German universities in the American Zone of occupied Germany just after World War II. He is involved in various social justice causes and groups, which inform his scholarship and teaching.Recent Publications:
Bringing the War Home: The Weather Underground, The Red Army Faction, and Revolutionary Violence in the Sixties and Seventies. The University of California Press, 2004.
The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture, Routledge Press. Founder and Co-editor with Michael S. Foley and John McMillian.
“Refusing to be ‘Good Germans’: New Left Violence as a Global Phenomenon.” German Historical Institute Bulletin 43 (2008).
“Time is an Ocean: The Past and Future of The Sixties” The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture 1 (2008).
“Long Live Lennon! Lennon is Dead! The Affirmative Character of Post-Sixties Idealism.” The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture 1 (2008).
“Stammheim Forever and the Ghosts of Guantanamo: Cultural Memory and the Politics of Incarceration.” In History and Cultural Memory of German Left-Wing Terrorism, 1968-1998, edited by Gerrit-Jan Berendse and Ingo Cornils. Rodopi, 2008.