Jonathan Strassfeld

Jonathan Strassfeld

Associate of the Department of Philosophy
Harvard Appointment Dates: August 3, 2020 - February 3, 2021
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Research Interests: 20th century American philosophy; phenomenology; history of higher education. My work explores the American university as a site of both knowledge production and bureaucratic control, showing how mundane institutional practices play a determinative role in the development of discourse, even in a field as seemingly detached from the quotidian as philosophy.  

Purpose of Harvard Visit: To collaborate with Warren Goldfarb on a history of Harvard's postwar-era Philosophy Department.