Field: Modern Western Europe
Advisor: Samuel Moyn
Noah Rosenblum studies modern European and American intellectual history, with a focus on the history of legal and political thought. His dissertation, “The Tribe of the Eagle: Presidential Democracy in Thought and Practice, 1927-1952,” explores the emergence of a modern presidency-based regime in the United States in Atlantic perspective. Other research interests include the migration of European intellectuals to the United States in the 1930s, post-Marxist French philosophy, and the history of democratic institutions. He is concurrently pursuing his J.D. at the Yale Law School, where he is an Articles & Essays editor of the Yale Law Journal and a 2015-2016 Legal History Fellow.
Noah is committed to taking intellectual work beyond the university. Before beginning graduate school, he was a research fellow at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, and he spent the summer of 2014 as a legal intern in the Public Integrity Bureau of the Office of the New York State Attorney General. He is an academic director of the Great Books Summer Program and a longtime member of the Telluride Association. In 2013, he was the lead organizer for the inaugural conference "History in Action: Historical Thinking in Public Life."
At Columbia, his doctoral studies are supported by a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship. He was, with David Marcus, co-convener of the graduate student workshop "Consciousness and Society: Intellectual History and Social Thought." A graduate of Harvard and Deep Springs College, he comes from Cambridge, MA.