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Dr Dina Gusejnova

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow 

Office: 202, 23 Gordon Square
Office hour: Friday 2-3 pm, and by appointment

External phone: 020 7679 3631
Internal phone: 33631


Dina Gusejnova

Dina Gusejnova specialises in modern intellectual and cultural history and the social history of ideas, with particular interest in twentieth-century cultural internationalism. Her work addresses the relationship between biographical experience and the construction of political identity. Her current research project focuses on positive and negative notions of cosmopolitanism in European and American international cultural institutions during and between the World Wars. She is also completing a book manuscript on aristocratic memory and European identity.

Dina holds a doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge. From 2009 to 2011, she was a Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. At UCL, she is one of the conveners of the Cosmopolitanism reading group https://wiki.ucl.ac.uk/display/cosmopolitanism/Cosmopolitanism+group. She is also a member of Ph, a network of scholars interested in the medium of photography, and co-edits ‘The Social Medium’, a section of Either/and, a project hosted by the National Media Museum.


Undergraduate teaching

HIST 7357, The Intellectual History of Exile in the Twentieth Century

Graduate teaching

HIST G078A, Charismatic Cosmopolitanism: Intellectuals and International Institutions in the Interwar Period

Select publications

In English:

‘Noble Continent? German-speaking nobles as theorists of European identity in the interwar period’, in Matthew d’ Auria and Mark Hewitson (eds.), Europe in Crisis: Intellectuals and the European Idea, 1917-1957 (Oxford: Berghahn, 2012)

'Olympian or Pathologist? Cassirer, Gundolf and the Hero Myth', in Cultural Studies and the Symbolic, Paul Bishop and R.H. Stephenson (Eds.) (Glasgow: Northern University Press, 2008)

'Concepts of Culture and Technology in Germany, 1916-1933', Journal of European Studies, 36 (2006)

In German:

‘Adel als Berufung: Adlige Schriftsteller im deutschsprachigen Europadiskurs, 1919-1945’, in Eckart Conze, Wencke Meteling, Jörg Schuster and Jochen Strobel (Eds.), Aristokratismus und

Moderne (Cologne, Weimar, Vienna: Böhlau, 2013), forthcoming

‘Der Prophet als Parfum: das Spenglersche am europäischen und amerikanischen Modernismus’, in Arne de Winde u. a. (Hg.), Tektonik der Systeme. Neulektüren von Oswald Spengler (Heidelberg: Synchron, 2013), forthcoming

In Russian:

‘Degumanizatsia gumanitariev’ [The dehumanization of the humanities], Response to Kevin M. Platt, Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie [The New Literary Review] (Moscow, 2010)

‘Političeskaia teoria ot pervogo lica. Ot « klučevogo pereživania» k otkryvaniu obšhestva’ [‘Political theory from the first person perspective. From « key experience » to the opening of society’], special issue on ‘Closed Societies’ of Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie [The New Literary Review] (Moscow, 2009), 100, pp. 55-75


Raymond Geuss, ‘Neuyut liberalizma’ [Liberalism and its discontents], in Neprikosnovennyi zapas, 73:5 (Moscow, 2010)

Six papers (Russian-German) on the notion of ‘personality’ in German and Russian thought for the project 'Der Diskurs der Personalität’, funded by the Volkswagen-Stiftung. The collected essays appeared in Alexander Haardt, Nikolai Plotnikov (Eds.), Diskurse der Personalität. Die Begriffsgeschichte der ‘Person’ aus deutscher und russischer Perspektive (Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink, 2008)

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