Charles Clavey

Charles Clavey

Lecturer on Social Studies
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Charles Clavey is a Lecturer on Social Studies. He received his Ph.D. in History from Harvard University in 2019. Prior to coming to Harvard, Charles earned his B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University (2010) and an M.Phil. in History (Political Thought and Intellectual History) from Cambridge University (2011), where he was the Euretta J. Kellett Fellow. A specialist in nineteenth- and twentieth-century intellectual history, he studies the intersection of the social sciences and political thought in European and transatlantic contexts. His research interests include the histories of philosophical concepts, social-scientific knowledge, political culture, and subjectivities and emotions. He is currently completing a manuscript, entitled Experiments in Theory: Empirical Social Science at the Frankfurt School, that recovers the long-neglected role of the social sciences—from cultural anthropology to industrial sociology—in the development of critical theory. A second book project reconnects Herbert Marcuse's philosophy and political thought to the global contexts of its creation and reception. Charles' work has appeared in Modern Intellectual HistoryThe Los Angeles Review of BooksNew Rambler Review, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

 

2022-23 Courses
Social Studies 10a: Introduction to Social Studies (Fall)
Social Studies 98pv: The Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School (Fall)
Social Studies 10b: Introduction to Social Studies (Spring)

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