Eric Slauter

University of Chicago

Eric Slauter has published The State as a Work of Art: The Cultural Origins of the Constitution (University of Chicago Press, 2009), examining the relation of culture to politics in revolutionary America. A historian of American thought and culture, his scholarship focuses chiefly on the period between the American Revolution and the Civil War. Currently, Slauter is working on a project about the material history book entitled “Walden’s Carbon Footprint: People, Plants, Animals, and Machines in the Making of an Environmental Classic.” He is Deputy Dean of the Division of the Humanities, Director of the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture, and Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature.