Andrew Jewett

Assistant Professor of History and of Social Studies

Harvard University

Andrew Jewett works at the intersection of political and intellectual history, with a particular focus on American debates about the cultural and intellectual conditions for democratic governance. Much of his work has examined the roles that the universities and disciplines have played in American political thought since the Civil War. 

His forthcoming book, To Make America Scientific: Science, Democracy, and the University Before the Cold War, examines a wide range of intellectual and institutional endeavors through which university-based scholars of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries sought to bring critical resources drawn from the sciences (especially the social sciences and affiliated forms of philosophy) to bear on the task of transforming American public discourse.