Thomas Wheatland

Associate Professor of History

508-767-7562 Founders Hall - Room 108

Degrees Earned

B.A. Brown University; History and Psychology, 1991
M.A. And Ph.D. Boston College; History, 2002

Undergraduate Courses Taught

History of Western Civilization
Modern Europe and the United States
German History Since 1870
Totalitarianism and Everyday Life
Twentieth-Century European Diplomatic History
The Rise and Decline of European Primacy, 1870-present
Vienna in the Age of Freud and Hitler

Publications & Editorships

“The Experience of Exile,” The Routledge Companion to the Frankfurt School, edited by Axel Honneth, Peter Gordon, and Espen Hammer (New York: Routledge, 2017)

“Franz L. Neumann: Negotiating Political Exile,” in “More Atlantic Crossings?: The Postwar Atlantic Community,” German Historical Institute Bulletin Supplement, edited by Jan Logemann and Mary Nolan (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014)

“’Has Germany a Political Theory? Is Germany a State?’ The Foreign Affairs of Nations in the Political Thought of Franz L. Neumann” (co-written with David Kettler), Émigré Scholars and the Genesis of International Relations: A European Discipline in America?, edited by Felix Rösch (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

“How Can We Tell It to the Children? A Deliberation at the Institute for Social Research, 1941” (co-written with David Kettler), Thesis Eleven: Critical Theory and Historical Sociology, no. 111 (August 2012)

“Debate about Methods in the Social Sciences, Especially the Conception of Social Science Method for Which the Institute Stands” (trans. with David Kettler), Thesis Eleven: Critical Theory and Historical Sociology, no. 111 (August 2012)

Review of Heidegger in America, by Martin Woessner for The American Historical Review, vol. 117, no. 3 (June 2012)

“Marcuse schreibt an Heidegger: Welcher Kontext sollte eine Interpretation formen? ” in Erste Briefe: First Letters aus dem Exil, 1945-1950, edited by David Kettler and Detlef Garz (München: Text & Kritik, 2012)

Review of Habermas: An Intellectual Biography, by Matthew G. Specter for Central European History, vol. 45, no. 1 (March 2012)

The Frankfurt School in Exile (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, April 2009) Weblink:

“An Adorno Renaissance? Critical Theory and George W. Bush’s America,” review of Things Beyond Resemblance: Collected Essays on Theodor W. Adorno, by Robert Hullot-Kentor, H-German (July 2007).

“In den Armen der Alma Mater: Die Frankfurter Schule an der Columbia Universität,” in Veränderte Weltbilder: Hannoversche Schriften, Band 6, edited by Detlev Claussen, Oskar Negt, and Michael Werz (Frankfurt-am-Main: Neue Kritik, 2005).

“Not-Such-Odd Couples: Paul Lazarsfeld, the Horkheimer Circle, and Columbia University,” in Exile, Science, and Bildung: The Contested Legacies of German Émigré Intellectuals, edited by David Kettler and Gerhard Lauer (New York: Palgrave, 2005).

“Critical Theory on Morningside Heights: From Frankfurt Mandarins to Columbia Sociologists,” German Politics and Society, Volume 22, no. 4 (Winter 2004)

“Critical Theory on Morningside Heights: The Frankfurt School’s Invitation from Columbia University,” German Politics and Society, Volume 22, no. 3 (Fall 2004)

“Contested Legacies: Political Theory and the Hitler Era” (co-written with David Kettler), in the European Journal of Political Theory, special edition edited by David Kettler and Thomas Wheatland (April 2004).