Thomas Bender
University Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History, New York University

Visiting Scholar, 2009-10

Thursday-Friday, March 25-26, 2010

Thomas Bender joined the faculty of New York University in 1974, where he now holds the position of University Professor of the Humanities and professor of history. He has been a visiting professor at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris and at the University of Venice, and is an advisory professor at East China Normal University in Shanghai. Currently a fellow at Princeton’s Davis Center for Historical Studies, he has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a Getty Scholar, and a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

His research interests span the history of cities, intellectual and cultural history, including the history of universities and academic disciplines, urban culture, forms of narrative in history, and, most recently, the global context of American history. Publications include A Nation Among Nations: America’s Place in World History; The Unfinished City: New York and the Metropolitan Idea; Urban Imaginaries: Locating the Modern City; and American Higher Education Transformed, 1940-2005. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of American History and Modern Intellectual History.