Anson Rabinbach is professor of history at Princeton University and was Director of the Program in European Cultural Studies from 1998 to 2009. He has been awarded fellowships at the American Academy, Berlin (2005) and by the Guggenheim Foundation. As a Fulbright Senior Scholar he was visiting Professor at Smolny College, St. Petersburg (2002) and was Directeur d'etudes at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Social, Paris. Before coming to Princeton he taught at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and Hampshire College.
His research focuses on the cultural and intellectual history of modern Europe. Among his books are: The Crisis of Austrian Socialism: From Red Vienna to Civil War 1927-1934 (The University of Chicago Press, 1981), The Human Motor: Energy, Fatigue, and the Origins of Modernity (Basic Books,1991), In the Shadow of Catastrophe: German Intellectuals Between Apocalypse and Enlightenment (University of California Press, 1996). He has recently completed a documentary history of Nazi Germany, The Third Reich Sourcebook, co-edited with Sander Gilman (The University of California Press. 2013). His current research is a conceptual history of the twentieth century, entitled Concepts that Came in from the Cold: Total War, Totalitarianism, Genocide.