Levine, Zachary

Core Lecturer in Contemporary Civilization

Zachary Levine is a historian of modern European intellectual history and history of science. He specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century French history, the history of the brain and mind sciences, psychoanalysis, case studies and scientific methodology, and conceptions of the self and identity. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2021. He is currently working on a book manuscript entitled The Illuminating Case: Case Studies and the Recreation of the Brain and Mind Sciences in Fin-de-Siècle France. The Illuminating Case explores the role of individual case studies in disciplinary negotiation, methodological development, and theories of the brain, mind and self in neurology, psychiatry, and psychology.