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  • Ellen Freeberg

    Associate Dean, Faculty and Curriculum


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    Ellen Freeberg

    Degrees Held

    B.A. Vassar College

    M.A. and Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Political Science

    Recent Publications

    Article (in process). “Contrasting Intellectual Legacies: Reflections on Hannah Arendt and Frieda Wunderlich” 

    Invited contributor with co-authors. Special issue of "Berliner Journal für Soziologie“ https://www.springer.com/journal/11609/aims-and-scope) on Berlin as an early metropolis for transnational social research with attention to women sociologists (for publication 2022)

    Co-author, featured article. "Intellectual Foremothers" for online journal Public Seminar, April 2018 https://publicseminar.org/2018/04/intellectual-foremothers/

    Co-author, journal article. "Frieda Wunderlich: Gender, Knowledge and Exile,” Social Research, Vol. 84, No. 4, Winter 2017-18  https://muse.jhu.edu/article/687045

    Review Article. E. Kittay, E. Feder (eds.), The Subject of Care, in Contemporary Political Theory, 2004

    Book Chapter. "Translating a Liberal Feminism: Rethinking Susan Okin's Critique of Culture and the Case for Universal Women's Rights," in Reconstructing Human Rights in an Age of Globalization, ed., Andrew Nathan et. al., M.E. Sharpe, 2003. Developed from July 1999 Columbia University NEH Seminar, “Cultural Difference and Values," with Professor Andrew Nathan, Political Science, Columbia University.

    Book Chapter/Article. "Kant," in The Many Faces of Wisdom: Great Philosophers' Visions of Philosophy, ed., Philip Washburn, Prentice Hall, 2002

    Book (reviewed in Perspectives on Politics and Ethics).  Regarding Equality: Rethinking Contemporary Theories of Citizenship, Freedom, and the Limits of Moral Pluralism, Lexington Books, 2002

    Review. Drucilla Cornell, At the Heart­ of Freedom, in New Political Science, vol XXI, no. 2, 2000

    Performances and Appearances

    Panel Moderator and Faculty Advisor for Memory Studies Group and 2021 Memory Studies Conference sponsored by Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, The New School, April 2021

    Roundtable coordinator/presenter. “Female/Feminist Legacies at The New School,” GSS Institute Symposium, The New School, February 18, 2021

    Public lecture. “Recovering Lives and Reshaping Intellectual Histories” for The New School Memory Studies Group and Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, November 12, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MtXgUClh9o

    Contributor. Multipart video series for public programming on The Women’s Legacy Project at The New School, celebrating historical accomplishments of female founders, faculty and alum. Launched 2019-2020. 



    Presenter. “Translating Social Insurance from Weimar to the US: Reflections on Frieda Wunderlich”  for panel on Refugee Economists at the New School for Social Research for the History of Economics Society, Columbia University. Summer 2019

    Paper Presentation. “Who Cares and Who Counts? Justice, and Dependency Work,” National American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C. Fall 2005


    Research Interests

    American Politics, Political Theory, Public Law, Feminist Theory, Women's Intellectual History

    Future Courses

    GEQV 6914, Summer 2024

    Foreign Language Study/Exam
    GEQV 6912, Summer 2024

    Inter-University Consortium
    GHIS 6994, Fall 2024

    Inter-University Consortium
    GPHI 6994, Fall 2024

    MA Thesis
    GEQV 5923, Summer 2024

    Maintaining Status (PHD)
    GEQV 7999, Fall 2024, Summer 2024

    Maintaining Status MA/MS
    GEQV 6999, Fall 2024, Summer 2024

    PhD Dissertation
    GEQV 7950, Summer 2024

    PhD Dissertation Proposal
    GEQV 7940, Summer 2024

    Professional Engagement
    GEQV 6951, Summer 2024

    Research Training
    GEQV 6950, Summer 2024

    Supervised Work
    GEQV 6915, Summer 2024

    Past Courses

    GEQV 6914, Summer 2023

    Foreign Language Study/Exam
    GEQV 6912, Summer 2023

    MA Thesis
    GEQV 5923, Summer 2023

    Maintaining Status (PHD)
    GEQV 7999, Summer 2023

    Maintaining Status MA/MS
    GEQV 6999, Summer 2023

    PhD Dissertation
    GEQV 7950, Summer 2023

    PhD Dissertation Proposal
    GEQV 7940, Summer 2023

    Professional Engagement
    GEQV 6951, Summer 2023

    Research Training
    GEQV 6950, Summer 2023

    Supervised Work
    GEQV 6915, Summer 2023

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