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Julian Bourg

Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair; Visiting Scholar 2018-2019 & 2013-2014


Julian Bourg

Julian Bourg is associate professor of history at Boston College. He teaches European intellectual history. He is the translator of Claude Lefort’s Complications: Communism and the Dilemmas of Democracy (2007). Bourg serves on the editorial board of Modern Intellectual History and as Co-chairs for the Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History and European Politics Seminar.

Bourg’s book From Revolution to Ethics: May 1968 and Contemporary French Thought examined the revival of the theme of ethics among French intellectuals during the 1970s. It won the 2008 Morris D. Forkosch Book Prize from the Journal of the History of Ideas.


  • Associate Professor of History, Boston College
  • Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University