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Dr Emily Steinhauer

Modern History

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Emily Steinhauer joined the GHIL in September 2020. She studied English Literature and History at the University of York (BA) and History of Political Thought and Intellectual History at UCL and Queen Mary University of London (MA). Her Ph.D. dissertation traced the physical and intellectual return of Frankfurt School luminaries Theodor W. Adorno and Max Horkheimer to West Germany from exile in the U.S. She is now engaging in a new project contextualizing gender and exile in 20th-century intellectual culture.

Responsibilities at the GHIL

  • Research Assistant in Gender and Kinship (Modern History)

Research Interests

  • 20th-century intellectual history and the history of intellectuals
  • The evolution of female intellectuals and the role of gender in intellectual culture
  • Exile, remigration and the concept of ‘homelessness‘
  • Critical theory, the history of cultural criticism

Education and Academic Background

Sept 2020–Research Assistant in Gender and Kinship at the GHIL
2016–2020Ph.D., Queen Mary University of London
2014–2015MA in History of Political Thought and Intellectual History, UCL/QMUL
2011–2014BA (Hons) in English Literature and History, University of York


Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships

2016–2019Queen Mary Principal’s Studentship





Articles and Chapters

‘Weimar to Cold War: New Books on Twentieth-Century German Intellectual History’, German Historical Institute London Bulletin, 41/1 (2019), 102–17