Professor of History and Mendelson Family Professor of American Studies; Director, Center for American Studies
Casey Nelson Blake works on modern U.S. intellectual and cultural history, with an emphasis on the relationship between artistic modernism and cultural criticism. His publications include Beloved Community: The Cultural Criticism of Randolph Bourne,Van Wyck Brooks, Waldo Frank, and Lewis Mumford, The Arts of Democracy: Art, Public Culture, and the State, and The Armory Show at 100: Modernism and Revolution—the last a catalogue for a major exhibition on the centennial of the Armory Show at the New-York Historical Society for which he served as Senior Historian. He also writes regularly for Commonweal, Dissent, Raritan, and other journals of opinion. He is currently at work on At the Center: American Thought and Culture, 1948-63, co-authored with Howard Brick and Daniel Borus, as well as an intellectual biography of the writer and critic Paul Goodman.