Associate professor of history
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Fields and specialties
European intellectual history; history of international development
Intellectual history, Central and Eastern Europe, international
European intellectual history, phenomenology, international
Time's Visible Surface: Alois Riegl and the Discourse on History and
Temporality in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna.
Wayne State Press: Detroit, 2006.
The Practice of International Development.
Co-editor. Under contract with Taylor & Francis.
Far Reaches: Ethics, Phenomenology, and the Call for Social Renewal
in Twentieth-Century Central Europe.
Forthcoming in 2014 with Stanford University Press.
Selected publications: articles
“The Presentist Bias: Ahistoricism, Equity, and International
Development in the 1970s.” Forthcoming in
The Journal of Development Studies.
“The Terror and the Hope:
Jan Patočka’s Transcendence to the World” in Schutzian Research
“The Worldly Ethics of
Edmund Husserl and Jan Patočka” in Analecta Husserliana 110:
Part II (2011).
“The View from Le Château:
USAID’s Recent Decentralization Programming in Uganda.”
Development Policy Review 29:1 (January 2011).
Department Assessment Chair, 2010 (department won Provost’s Award)
on Dr. Gubser’s band, see