Loren Goldman

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
2011-2012
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Loren Goldman received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 2010. His dissertation, “The Sources of Political Hope: Will, World and Democracy,” examines how progressive teleology remains a central theme in modern political thought despite the lack of traditional appeals to metaphysical narratives, while also exporing the critical role hope plays in the work of Immanuel Kant, Ernst Bloch, Charles S. Peirce, William James, and John Dewey. At Berkeley, Dr. Goldman is teaching courses on political theory in the Department of Rhetoric and beginning a new project on utopian fictions and political agency. His interests include anthropology, modernism, film, philosophy and music. From 2010-2011, Dr. Goldman was a postdoctoral fellow at the Rutgers Center for Cultural Analysis.