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Gerd-Rainer Horn

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Professor of political History at Sciences Po Paris

Academic Work Experience

  • Professeur d’Histoire Politique, Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), 2013
  • Professor, Department of History, University of Warwick, 2010 -2012
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of History, University of Warwick, 2005-2010
  • Lecturer, Department of History, University of Warwick, 2001-2005
  • Senior Lecturer, Dept. of History, University of Huddersfield, 2000-2001
  • Research Fellow, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 1998-9
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of History, Western Oregon University, 1997-2000
  • Visiting Asst. Professor, Dept. of History, Universität Kassel, Germany, Summer Semester 1997
  • Assistant Professor, Department of History, Western Oregon University, 1994-7
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of History, Montana State University, 1993-1994

Academic Education

  • University of Michigan, 1986-1992, Ph.D. History
  • University of Michigan, 1986-1988, M.A. History
  • University of Minnesota, 1977-1981, B.A. History


Special announcement

Gerd-Rainer Horn,
The Moment of Liberation in Western Europe. Power Struggles and Rebellions, 1943-1948
Oxford University Press, March 2020

Selective bibliography

Single-Author Monographs:

  • The Moment of Liberation: Western Europe (1943-1948) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2019)
  • The Spirit of Vatican II: Western European Left Catholicism in the Long Sixties, 1959-1980, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015)
  • Western European Liberation Theology, 1924-1959: The First Wave (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)
  • The Spirit of ‘68: Rebellion in Western Europe and North America, 1956-1976 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • European Socialists Respond to Fascism: Ideology, Activism, and Contingency in the 1930s (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996)

Edited Volumes

  • "L’Esprit de Vatican II", co-edited with Yvon Tranvouez, special issue of Histoire @ Politique (2016)
  • Letters From Barcelona: An American Woman in Revolution and Civil War (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2009)
  • 1968 und die Arbeiter. Studien zum ‘proletarischen Mai’ in Europa, co-edited with Bernd Gehrke (Hamburg: VSA-Verlag, 2007); second edition: 2018
  • Transnational Moments of Change: Europe 1945, 1968, 1989, coedited with Padraic Kenney, (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004)
  • Left Catholicism: Catholics and Society at the Point of Liberation in Western Europe, 1943- 1955, coedited with Emmanuel Gerard, (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2001)

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