Samuel Moyn

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Samuel Moyn (born 1972) is a professor of law and history at Yale University, which he joined in July 2017. Previously, he was a professor of history at Columbia University for thirteen years and a professor of history and of law at Harvard University for three years. His research interests are in modern European intellectual history, with special interests in France and Germany, political and legal thought, historical and critical theory, and sometimes Jewish studies.[1]

He has been co-director of the New York area Consortium for Intellectual and Cultural History, is editor of the journal Humanity, and has editorial positions at several other publications.

He earned his A.B. from Washington University in St. Louis (B.A. in History and French Literature, 1994), his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley (2000), and his J.D. from Harvard Law School (2001).[2] He attended University City High School (St. Louis).

In 2007, Moyn received Columbia University's annual Mark Van Doren Award for outstanding undergraduate teaching, determined by undergraduates, and its Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award for "unusual merit across a range of professorial activities".[3] In 2008, he won a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is currently a Berggruen Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center at Harvard.


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  1. ^ "Personal website of Samuel Moyn". Yale University. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  2. ^ Harvard Law School faculty page
  3. ^ "Faculty of Arts and Sciences | Faculty of Arts and Sciences". Retrieved 2019-08-12.