Jeff Weintraub

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Jeff Weintraub is a social and political theorist, political sociologist, and democratic socialist who has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania since 2005. He is also an Affiliated Professor with the University of Haifa in Israel and an opponent of academic blacklists. [1]

Education and Career

Weintraub received his M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and his Ph.D. (in Sociology) from Berkeley. Since 1979 he has taught at Harvard University (with a joint appointment in Sociology and in the interdisciplinary Social Studies program), the University of California in San Diego (UCSD), Williams College (in Political Science), Bryn Mawr & Haverford Colleges, and the University of Pennsylvania (in Political Science, Sociology, and the interdisciplinary program in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics).
At various times he has also been a Visiting Scholar in the Political Science Department at UCSD, a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy), co-director of a Summer Humanities Institute (on privacy) at Dartmouth College, and a Visiting Associate Professor in Sociology and in the International Studies Program at UCSD.[1]



  • Co-editor (with Krishan Kumar) of a collection entitled Public and Private in Thought and Practice: Perspectives on a Grand Dichotomy (University of Chicago Press, 1997), which opens with Weintrab's essay on "The Theory and Politics of the Public/Private Distinction."[1]

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 University of Pennsylvania, About Jeff Weintraub, accessed 30 March 2011