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Emily Levine

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Emily Jane Levine

Associate Professor


Assistant: John Baker

Office: Littlefield 379


Dr. Emily J. Levine is Associate Professor of Education and (by courtesy) History at Stanford University. She received her PhD in History and the Humanities at Stanford and her BA from Yale, where she later returned as an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. She is the author of Allies and Rivals: German-American Exchange and the Rise of the Modern Research University (University of Chicago Press, 2021), and Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School (University of Chicago Press, 2013), which was awarded the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize by the American Historical Association. Levine has published in The New York Times, the LA Review of Books, Foreign Policy, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Inside Higher Ed, as well as in top scholarly journals. She was the recipient of fellowships from the National Humanities Center and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and her work is currently supported by a multi-year Stanford grant dedicated to Recovering the University as a Public Good. Before arriving at Stanford, Levine was Associate Professor of European History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she held the Candace Bernard and Robert Glickman Dean’s Professorship and chaired the Triangle Intellectual History Seminar.

Other Titles

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education
Associate Professor (By courtesy), History

Program Affiliations

SHIPS (PhD): Higher Education
SHIPS (PhD): History of Education

Research Interests

Higher Education | History | History of Education | Philosophy | Research Methods

See a full list of GSE Faculty research interests >

Recent Publications

Levine, E. J. (2019). Allies and Rivals: German-American Exchange and the Rise of the Modern Research University. The University of Chicago Press.

Levine, E. (2016). Baltimore Teaches, Göttingen Learns: Cooperation, Competition, and the Research University, The American Historical Review.

Levine, E. J. (2013). The Other Weimar: The Warburg Circle as Hamburg School. JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF IDEAS, 74(2), 307–30.

Emily Levine in the News & Media

May 1, 2023
Research Stories
GSE faculty members Ari Kelman, Emily Levine, and Mitchell Stevens argue that universities can engender renewed public trust by acknowledging errors of the past.
October 12, 2022
In an op-ed, Associate Professor Emily J. Levine warns about the implications of efforts to limit international student enrollment at U.S. universities.
November 14, 2021
Archival photo of university in Berlin
September 14, 2021
NBC News
The tokenism of the “diversity hire” trivializes the profound impact that women and minorities have had on American education, writes Associate Professor Emily Levine.
August 29, 2021
Linking academic freedom to tenure has led to an impoverished definition of the concept, writes Associate Professor Emily Levine.
June 9, 2021
When humanity is under threat, humans crave the humanities—and that ethos should guide higher education as it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, writes Associate Professor Emily Levine.
April 15, 2020
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