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Emily Levine

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Emily Jane Levine

Associate Professor

Assistant: John Baker


Dr. Emily J. Levine comes to Stanford from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she was Associate Professor of Modern European History. Dr. Levine 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 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 for the best book in European history from 1815 through the 20th Century. 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 recently completed A New Currency for the World: The History of the Modern Research University, which was supported by fellowships from the National Humanities Center and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press in fall 2020.

Other Titles

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

Program Affiliations

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. (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.

Levine, E. J. (2013). Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School. The University of Chicago Press.

Emily Levine in the News & Media

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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