Jonathon Catlin

Biography and/or project

I'm interested in the influence of historical catastrophes on modern European thought, with particular attention to responses to the Holocaust in German-Jewish thought and critical theory. I'm currently a Ph.D. student in modern European intellectual history at Princeton. My dissertation in progress undertakes a Koselleckian conceptual history of "catastrophe" in modern thought, supervised by Anson Rabinbach. Previously, while completing my BA at the University of Chicago, I was an Editorial Intern at Critical Inquiry, philosophy instructor for Winning Words, and Editor-in-Chief of The Midway Review. I also hold an MA from the Institute of Philosophy at KU Leuven, Belgium.