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Michael Steinberg

Michael P. Steinberg is the Barnaby Conrad and Mary Critchfield Keeney Professor of History and
Professor of Music and German Studies at Brown University. From 2016 to 2018 he was the president of the American Academy in Berlin. At Brown, he served as the founding director of the Cogut Center for the Humanities between 2005 and 2010.  He was a member of the Cornell University Department of History between 1988 and 2005. Educated at Princeton University and the University of Chicago, he has been a visiting professor at these two schools as well as at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris and the National Tsing-hua University in Taiwan. His main research interests include the cultural history of modern Germany and Austria with particular attention to German Jewish intellectual history and the cultural history of music. His most recent publications include the edited volume Makers of Jewish Modernity (2016), winner of the National Jewish Book Award for non-fiction, and The Trouble with Wagner (2018).