Eugene R. Sheppard
Eugene R. Sheppard is Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History and Thought and Associate Director of the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry. He received his Ph.D. at UCLA in the department of History in 2001.
He is the author of "Leo Strauss and the Politics of Exile: The Making of a Political Philosopher" (Brandeis University Press 2006), a critical assessment of the development of this controversial and enigmatic German-Jewish refugee's political philosophy and its legacy. Professor Sheppard is co- co-editing a volume of Simon Rawidowicz's Nachlass with David N. Myers and Benjamin Ravid. He and Samuel Moyn are managing editors of a forthcoming Library of Modern Jewish Thought on Brandeis University Press/UPNE ." He is co-editor of the "AJS Review" book reviews.
He is currently writing a book which profiles a number of 20th century European intellectuals and refugees engaging problems of modern secularization and the emergence and legitimacy of secularized forms of authority and coercion, including figures such as Otto Kirchheimer, Ernst Kantorowicz, Valeriu Marcu, Selma Stern, Jacob Taubes and Susan Taubes.