Notes on contributors
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Notes on contributors

Roger E. Backhouse is Professor of the History and Philosophy of Economics at the University of Birmingham and Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is author of Founder of Modern Economics: Paul A. Samuelson, Volume 1: Becoming Samuelson, 1915–1948 (2017), and he is currently working on the second volume.

Edward Baring is Associate Professor of History and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. He is the author of The Young Derrida (2011), and Converts to the Real: Catholicism and the Making of Continental Philosophy (2019).

Hans Bertens is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He publishes in Dutch and in English, mainly on American literature and postmodernism. His English-language books include The Idea of the Postmodern: A History (1995), Literary Theory: The Basics (2013), Contemporary American Crime Fiction (2001; with Theo D’haen), and American Literature: A History (2012; also with Theo D’haen).

Howard Brick is Louis Evans Professor of History at University of Michigan. He is author of Transcending Capitalism: Visions of a New Society in Modern American Thought (2006), and co-author (with Casey N. Blake and Daniel H. Borus) of At the Center: American Thought and Culture in the Mid-Twentieth Century (2020).

K. Healan Gaston is Lecturer on American Religious History and Ethics at Harvard Divinity School. She received her BA in Religious Studies from Brown University and her PhD in US History from the University of California at Berkeley. Gaston is the author of Imagining Judeo-Christian America: Religion, Secularism, and the Redefinition of Democracy (2019). Her work to date has focused on the logics of religio-political discourses, the co-constitution of the religious and the secular, and the relationship between history and ethics.

Stéphanie Genz is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at Nottingham Trent University. She specializes in contemporary gender and cultural theory. Her book publications include Postfemininities in Popular Culture (2009) and, with Benjamin A. Brabon, Postfeminism: Cultural Texts and Theories (2nd edn, 2018). Her current work centres on sexist liberalism/liberal sexism in post-recessionary culture that belies assumptions of gender equality and sexual freedom.

Yolande Jansen is Socrates Professor of Humanism in Relation to Religion and Secularity at the Free University Amsterdam and Associate Professor of Social and Political Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. She is the author of Secularism, Assimilation and the Crisis of Multiculturalism: French Modernist Legacies (2014) and the editor of Detention, Deportation, Drowning: The Irregularization of Migration in Europe (2016). In 2020, she co-edited with Nasar Meer a double special issue of the journal Patterns of Prejudice titled ‘Genealogies of “Jews” and “Muslims”; social imaginaries in the race–religion nexus’ (volume 54, numbers 1–2, February–May 2020).

Jasmijn Leeuwenkamp is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA). In her research project, preliminary title ‘Human Rights Beyond the Nature/Culture Divide’, she analyses the possibility to reconceptualize human rights from a non-anthropocentric perspective.

Herman Paul is Professor of the History of the Humanities at Leiden University, where he directs a research project on ‘Scholarly Vices: A Longue Durée History’. He is the author of Key Issues in Historical Theory (2015) and Hayden White: The Historical Imagination (2011).

Andrew Sartori is Professor of History at New York University. He is the author of Bengal in Global Concept History (2008) and Liberalism in Empire (2014), and co-editor of the journal Critical Historical Studies.

Stephen Turner is currently Distinguished University Professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of South Florida. His recent books include Cognitive Science and the Social: A Primer (2018) and, edited with Christopher Adair-Toteff, The Calling of Social Thought: Rediscovering the Work of Edward Shils (2019).

Leire Urricelqui is a university assistant at the Political Philosophy Department at the University of Graz, and a PhD student at the University of Lucerne as part of the research group ‘“Meddlesome and Curious”. On the Realization of Democratic Freedom in Forms of the Non-Identical’. She has been a visiting scholar at Centre Léon Robin – CNRS Paris (2018–19) and at the University of Amsterdam (2019–20).

Adriaan van Veldhuizen is a scientific researcher for the Dutch government, and is on the editorial board of literary journal De Gids. Until 2020 he was also an assistant professor in Philosophy of History at Leiden University. He has written and edited books, articles and essays on history, philosophy and literature.


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