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Philipp Müller

John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2014-2015


Philipp Müller

Philipp Müller teaches Contemporary European History at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He received his Ph.D. from Humboldt University Berlin. The subject of his thesis was “Knowledge and Narration. The Aesthetic Understanding of History in Ranke, Burckhardt and Taine.” Müller has also published on the historiography of world history and historical theory. His current research interests are focused on economic and political liberalism in the twentieth century.

Müller is the recipient of CES’ John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship. He will be working on a book, which will investigate the changing ideas of capitalism and democracy in Germany and France between 1924-1952.

This information was last updated for the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship, September 2017.


  • Assistant Professor, Universität Freiburg
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2014-2015, CES, Harvard University