Gili Kliger

Gili Kliger

College Fellow in Social Studies
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Gili Kliger studies the history of colonialism and empire from the early modern period to decolonization, with a focus on the British and French empires in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her dissertation, Colonial Reformation: Religion, Empire, and the Origins of Modern Social Thought, explores the way key figures in the history of the social sciences--Émile Durkheim, Marcel Mauss, and Claude Lévi-Strauss--drew on colonial, ethnographic material in formulating their ideas about the social world. Her teaching and broader research interests span topics in modern European history, anti-colonial and postcolonial theory, and the history of political thought. Her scholarship and public writing have appeared in Modern Intellectual History, New German Critique, and Boston Review.

2022-23 Courses
Social Studies 10a: Introduction to Social Studies (Fall)
Social Studies 98vh: Reparations in Law and History (Fall)
Social Studies 10b: Introduction to Social Studies (Spring)

Contact Information

William James Hall 335