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Gili Kliger

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Gili Kliger

Gili Kliger is a PhD student in history at Harvard University. She studies modern European Intellectual History. Her interests include twentieth-century French and German political and social thought, critical theory, and the history of empire.

In 2013-2014 she worked as a customer success analyst at Udemy, an education technology startup based in San Francisco. There she was responsible for revamping the online help center, capturing user stories, conducting user research, and working with product managers to help improve the user experience.

In 2012-2013 she completed an MPhil in European Literature and Culture at the University of Cambridge with support from the Anne Crosby Emery Alumnae Fellowship, awarded by Brown University. My thesis, "From Necessity to Contingency: Hannah Arendt on the Concept of History," was supervised by Dr. Martin Ruehl.

In May 2012 Kliger graduated from Brown University with an AB in Literary Arts and Computer Science. While at Brown she took coursework on subjects like the Victorian novel, twentieth-century analytic philosophy, and computational linguistics. She also worked with four computer science professors to redesign a course called "Introduction to Computation for the Humanities and Social Sciences," which was aimed at exposing students to topics in the digital humanities and introducing basic programming languages. In Fall 2010 she served as a head teaching assistant for the course.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • PhD Student in History, Harvard University
  • Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University