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Professor Lloyd Kramer, Ph.D.

Professor Lloyd Kramer
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Cornell University
Intellectual history fascinates me because it explores how people understand themselves, other persons, and human actions. A journey through European thought and culture thus leads us back to ourselves and our own life experiences.

Dr. Lloyd Kramer is the Dean E. Smith Distinguished Term Professor of History at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has taught since 1986. He earned his B.A. from Maryville College and his M.A. in History from Boston College. He earned his Ph.D. in European Intellectual History from Cornell University. Prior to taking his position at UNC, Professor Kramer held teaching positions at Northwestern University, Stanford University, and Cornell University. At UNC, Dr. Kramer is the recipient of the Johnston Teaching Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching (1997) and the 1993 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. He teaches courses on European intellectual history, the history of Western civilization, and modern global history. He has published numerous articles and is the author of Nationalism: Political Cultures in Europe and America, 1775-1865 and Lafayette in Two Worlds: Public Cultures and Personal Identities in an Age of Revolutions (1996), which received the Gilbert Chinard Prize from the American Society for French Historical Studies and the Annibel Jenkins Biography Prize from the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.


"Dr. Kramer is an excellent instructor. His lectures are extremely well organized and clearly presented. Highly recommended for those wanting to better understand how ideas can and do shape society."

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