Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Programs: Political Science, French, & History
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Columbia University
Research Interests: European Intellectual History, liberalism, republicanism, Christian thought, the Enlightenment, Early Modern and Modern Europe
Helena Rosenblatt is a professor Ph.D. Program in History and French. Her specialty is eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European intellectual history. She is the author of The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century, Princeton University Press (2018), Rousseau and Geneva: From the First Discourse to the Social Contract 1749–1762 (1997) and Liberal Values: Benjamin Constant and the Politics of Religion (2008). She is also the editor of Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality among Men by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (2010) and the Cambridge Companion to Constant (2009); and co-editor, with Raf Geenens, of French Liberalism from Montesquieu to the Present Day (2012).
Rosenblatt’s numerous articles have appeared in such journals as Modern Intellectual History, French Historical Studies, History of European Ideas, French Politics, Society and Culture, and Daedalus. A member of the editorial board of Modern Intellectual History, she has also been a fellow at the National Humanities Center. She is currently working on a history of liberalism. Rosenblatt earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Columbia University.