Samuel Moyn

Samuel Moyn (born 1972) is currently a professor of law and history at Harvard University, which he joined in 2014. Previously, he was a professor of history at Columbia University. His research interests are in modern European intellectual history, with special interests in France and Germany, political and legal thought, historical and critical theory, and sometimes Jewish studies.

He has been co-director of the New York area Consortium for Intellectual and Cultural History, editor of the journal Humanity, and has editorial positions at several other publications.

He earned his A.B. from Washington University in St. Louis (B.A. in History and French Literature, 1994), his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley (2000), and a J.D. from Harvard Law School (2001).[1] He attended University City High School (St. Louis).

In 2007, Moyn received Columbia University's annual Mark Van Doren Award for outstanding undergraduate teaching, determined by undergraduates, and its Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award for "unusual merit across a range of professorial activities".[2] In 2008, he won a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is currently a Berggruen Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center at Harvard.


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  1. Harvard Law School faculty page
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