OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen

Portrait of Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen teaches U.S. intellectual and cultural history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is the author of The Ideas that Made America: A Brief History (2019), American Nietzsche: A History of an Icon and His Ideas (2012), and a coeditor of Protest on the Page: Essays on Print and the Cultures of Dissent since 1865 (2015), with James P. Danky and James L. Baughman, and The Worlds of American Intellectual History, with Joel Isaac, James Kloppenberg, and the late Michael O’Brien. Her articles and essays have been published in the Journal of American History, Modern Intellectual History, Daedalus, Raritan, Dissent, and many other publications. Her research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. thought and culture in transatlantic perspective. Ratner-Rosenhagen is currently at work on a history of "wisdom" in twentieth-century American thought as well as a "Very Short Introduction to American Intellectual History" for Oxford University Press. She has received fellowships and awards from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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