Global History Workshop - "Separate but Global: The Capitalist Futurism of the Right-Wing Backlash"

Global History Workshop
Event date: 
February 21, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:20pm
Quinn Slobodian
Wellesley College
Seminar Series: 
Global History Workshop
Modern Europe Workshop

"Separate but Global: The Capitalist Futurism of the Right-Wing Backlash"

Quinn Slobodian, Wellesley College

To attend this workshop, RSVP to Disha Jani at A light lunch will be provided.

Quinn Slobodian is a historian of modern German and international history with a focus on North-South politics, social movements, and the intellectual history of neoliberalism. He is the author of Foreign Front: Third World Politics in Sixties West Germany, and the editor of Comrades of Color: East Germany in the Cold War World. He has just completed a book manuscript with the title Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism and is co-editing a volume on neoliberalism with Dieter Plehwe and Philip Mirowski. His new project on the rise of international economic law has been supported by an NEH fellowship and an ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship. He spent the 2017-18 academic year in residence at the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History at Harvard University.

As in his research, Slobodian’s teaching places histories of modern Europe in the history of the larger world. This goal is pursued in classes on the history of world economic orders, gender and sexuality, and cities. In Slobodian’s courses, students learn about the events and processes that shaped modern Europe while keeping an eye on the margins, and the unrealized histories of the continent's last two centuries.

Area of Interest: 
Economic History
20th Century