Bennett is a second-year Ph.D. student working in the field of European intellectual history. Bennett's research has primarily centered on the intellectual life of interwar Germany and the Netherlands. Since arriving in Princeton, Bennett's research has turned to focus on the international imaginary of Dutch revolutionary movements in the early twentieth century. For this research, Bennett is completing ongoing archival research in the Netherlands on the interaction between Dutch and Indonesian left-wing and anti-imperial movements.
Though born in the Netherlands, Bennett has lived most of his life in the United Kingdom. Bennett earned a BA in Politics at the University of York, as well as an MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge. While at York, Bennett was awarded the Adrian Leftwich Prize for intellectual history. In 2023, Bennett achieved the runner-up award for the Charles Schmitt Intellectual History Prize for an essay on Ernst Kantorowicz's early years in the United States.
For prospective students interested in pursuing graduate study in modern European history, Ben will be very happy to answer any questions you have.