Larry S. McGrath

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for the Humanities

Wesleyan University

Larry S. McGrath is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for the Humanities at Wesleyan University.  He received a PhD in Intellectual History from the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University. His teaching addresses the history of modern Europe and the Atlantic world; and his research examines the cultural resonances of religion, philosophy, nationalism, and the brain sciences from the late eighteenth century to the present. His work has been published in Los Angeles Review of Books, Journal of the History of Ideas, Modern Intellectual History, Modern Language Notes, and History of the Human Sciences.

His various projects focus on the cultural dissemination of the neurosciences, both in the history of modern Europe and in the contemporary social sciences.

He is currently writing a book, Making Spirit Matter: Neurology, Psychology, and Selfhood in Modern France.