Ana Isabel Keilson
Ana Isabel Keilson is an intellectual historian who writes about the history of dance and politics. Before coming to Harvard, she received her Ph.D. in History from Columbia University, and served as a Visiting Fellow at the Department of the History of Science, Humboldt University (Berlin). Her research interests include aesthetics and politics, modern Germany, and the history of science and technology. Her work has been supported by grants from the Council for European Studies, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Lillian Karina Foundation (Stockholm). Her book manuscript is a history of German Modern Dance, 1890 - 1954, and her current research examines the concept of “second nature” in social thought and the performing arts. She is also a working artist.
Social Studies 98qf: Modern Art, Politics, and Society (Spring)