David A. Hollinger

University of California, Berkeley
Historian; Educator
Humanities and Arts

Professor David A. Hollinger is the Preston Hotchkis Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. Hollinger specializes in the intellectual and ethno-racial history of the United States since the Civil War and also focuses on intellectual movements of the United States interpreted in the context of the larger intellectual history of the North Atlantic West. His books and articles included studies of pragmatism, modernism, multiculturalism, nationalism, and cosmopolitanism. His current work is on the children of American Protestant missionaries in the 20th century, especially those with prominent careers in academia, literature, and government. His source book, The American Intellectual Tradition, is amongst the most widely used textbooks in college undergraduate courses focusing on American intellectual history since the Civil War. He has been a trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park. He was the Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University in 2001-02. Hollinger served as President of the Organization of American Historians in 2010-2011.

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