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Michael D Gubser
Jackson Hall, Room 222
MSC 2001
office phone: 540-568-6187
e-mail: gubsermd@jmu.edu
fax: 540-568-5808

Mailing address
James Madison University
History Dept MSC 2001
58 Bluestone Drive
Harrisonburg VA  22807

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Associate professor of history

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Fields and specialties
European intellectual history; history of international development  

Teaching areas
Intellectual history, Central and Eastern Europe, international development

Research interests
European intellectual history, phenomenology, international development  

Selected publications: books
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.

The 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 3 (2011).

“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)

For information on Dr. Gubser’s band, see www.chicomotel.net 





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