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Sander L. Gilman

Sander L. Gilman is a distinguished professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as professor of psychiatry at Emory University. During Winter–Spring 2017–18 he is the Alliance Professor of History at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich. A cultural and literary historian, he is the author or editor of over ninety books, including Cosmopolitianisms and The Jews (2017). His most recent edited volume is a double issue of the European Review of History / Revue européenne d’histoire entitled Jews on the Move: Particularist Universality in Modern Cosmopolitanist Thought (2016).  He is the author of the basic study of the visual stereotyping of the mentally ill Seeing the Insane (1982, reprinted 1996 and 2014) as well as the standard study Jewish Self-Hatred (1986). For twenty-five years he was a member of the humanities and medical faculties at Cornell University where he held the Goldwin Smith Professorship of Humane Studies. For six years he held the Henry R. Luce Distinguished Service Professorship of the Liberal Arts in Human Biology at the University of Chicago. For four years he was a distinguished professor of the Liberal Arts and Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he created the Humanities Laboratory.  He has been a visiting professor at numerous universities in North America, South Africa, The United Kingdom, Germany, Israel, China, and New Zealand. He was president of the Modern Language Association in 1995 and has been awarded a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) at the University of Toronto, elected an honorary professor of the Free University in Berlin, made an honorary member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and made a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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