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B.A., History, Columbia University, 2007
M.A., History, Columbia University, 2010
M.Phil., History, Columbia University, 2011
Ph.D., History, Columbia University, 2017
Jude P. Webre is a political and intellectual historian of the modern US with particular interest in the intersection of creative expression and radical democratic movements in the mid-twentieth century. He completed his PhD in History, with distinction, at Columbia University in 2017, where his dissertation was nominated for the Bancroft dissertation prize. His research analyzes the reception and adaptation of European literary modernism into American culture, from World War I to the early Cold War, specifically the ways in which radical affiliations shaped the aesthetic ideologies and practices of American modernists. His recent teaching and writing have sought to engage the full spectrum of the American political tradition, from the socialist and anarchist Left to modern conservatism, especially regarding questions of race, immigration, and social democracy. Since 2013, Webre has taught courses in History, American Studies, and Literature Humanities at Columbia, Yeshiva University, NYU Gallatin, and is Associate Faculty at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. He also has served as a researcher and consulting historian for Robert Caro, the Office for Metropolitan History, Goethe-Institut, and Civic Spirit. Besides his scholarly life, Jude has been a performing rock and jazz bassist in New York for nearly twenty years.
US history 1815-present US intellectual history American Modernism 20th-century poetry and poetics internationalism secularization and aesthetics