Peter J. Verovšek is a Lecturer on Social Studies. He studied Government (high honors) and German at Dartmouth College (AB 2006, summa cum laude) and conducted research on the continuing importance of memory in the former Yugoslavia as a Fulbright Scholar (2006-07), before receiving his MA (2008), MPhil (2010) and PhD (2013) in Political Science from Yale University.
Working within international political theory, his research examines how socially mediated collective memories serve as resources for political innovation in the aftermath of broad historical ruptures. His dissertation, "A New Beginning for Europe: Memory, Rupture and Integration in the Wake of Total War," focuses on how the memories of two World Wars and the economic, social and political upheavals of the interwar years functioned as cognitive, motivational and justificatory resources for European integration after 1945. Substantively, he is interested in twentieth century continental political thought, especially the work of Hannah Arendt and the Frankfurt school, the origins and development of the European Union (EU), the role of public intellectuals in modern democracies, global governance and transitional justice.