Edward Baring (Ph.D. Harvard University) is a historian of modern Europe, specializing in twentieth-century intellectual history. Professor Baring is the author of The Young Derrida and French Philosophy, 1945-1968 (Cambridge University Press, 2011), which as a dissertation won the Harvard History Department’s Harold K. Gross Prize and as a book won the Morris D. Forkosch Prize (2011), awarded by the Journal of the History of Ideas for the best book in intellectual history. He is the author of several articles, including “Liberalism and the Algerian War: The Case of Jacques Derrida,” Critical Inquiry (Winter 2010). His work has been funded the ACLS, Mellon Foundation, the NEH, and the American Philosophical Society. He is currently working on a Europe-wide history of phenomenology in the period before 1950.
At the undergraduate level, Edward Baring teaches the history of modern Europe. He offers courses for graduates in Modern European Intellectual History, following developments in philosophy, the humanities, and the social sciences as well as examining the intellectuals who contributed to academic discussion from the Enlightenment to the present.