History of Ideas Program

Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

Undergraduate departmental representatives are responsible for opening avenues of communication between undergraduates and departmental faculty.

They also provide academic and career information to majors, minors and prospective students; organize meetings and information sessions on topics related to the program; disseminate information on current department events and activities; and serve as ambassadors for the department at university-wide events such as admitted students day and the academic fair.

2024-25 UDRs

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Zachary Miller

I have sought an interdisciplinary approach to my time at Brandeis and truly enjoy the opportunity to grow and absorb knowledge, exemplified by the fact that I am a triple major and triple minor with a wide range of interests. My majors are History, Politics, and American Studies; my minors are Legal Studies, Religious Studies, and History of Ideas. Feel free to reach out with any questions regarding the Brandeis core, finding courses, and mapping out an academic path!

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Gonny Nir

My name is Gonny and I'm a senior studying Politics and Philosophy. I'm interested in the Continental intellectual tradition with concentrations in political theories of state and non-state institutions, phenomenology, and Hegelian dialectics. I've traveled along an unconventional, interdisciplinary route to uncover my interests, and I'm always happy to talk about how one can locate their interests within a liberal arts framework. My favorite course at Brandeis is Marx, Nietzsche, and Twentieth-Century Radicalism (POL 189a).