Professor of History
Eli Zaretsky is Professor of History at The New School for Social Research. He has taught at Lang College since 1999. His interests are in twentieth century cultural history, the theory and history of capitalism (especially its social and cultural dimensions), and the history of the family. His most recent book is Political Freud, published in 2015 by Cambridge University Press. His earlier work includes Secrets of the Soul: A Social and Cultural History of Psychoanalysis and Why America Needs a Left. He is the editor of The Polish Peasant in Europe and America; and of Capitalism, the Family and Personal Life.
PhD 1978, University of Maryland
Selected Articles and Book Chapters
Visiting Fellow, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, August, 2005
Robert J. Stoller Foundation Award, 1995 annual prize for the best essay on the subject of psychoanalysis awarded for "Bisexuality and the Ambivalent Legacy of Psychoanalysis."
Affiliated Scholar, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, July - January, 1995
Independent Senior Project
Independent Senior Project (Spring 2020)
Independent Study (Spring 2020)
Reading Walter Benjamin (Spring 2020)
Roots of Contemp Populism (Spring 2019)
The Populist Revolt (Spring 2019)
World of Samuel Beckett (Spring 2020)