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Joshua Humphreys



Humphreys teaches at Harvard where he works on comparative problems in the history of capitalism, philanthropy and social reform. He received his PhD from NYU and studied in Paris as a Fulbright scholar at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and as a pensionnaire étranger at the École Normale Supérieure. Humphreys previously taught European history and politics at Princeton University and served as associate fellow at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, scholar-in- residence at the Rockefeller Archive Center, and as visiting research associate at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is currently also a senior associate at Tellus Institute in Boston, where he directs the Center for Social Philanthropy.