Stefanos Geroulanos is the Director of the Remarque Institute and a Professor of European Intellectual History at New York University. He usually writes about concepts that weave together modern understandings of time, the human, and the body. His new book is a history of the concepts, images, and sciences of human origins since 1770, forthcoming from Liveright Press as The Invention of Prehistory: Empire, Violence, and Our Obsession with Human Origins in 2024.
He is the author or co-author of 4 other books—on the history of antihumanism, on transparency in postwar French thought, and on neurophysiology and conceptions of the human body after World War I. He has co-edited or co-translated another dozen books (see below).
He serves as a Co-Executive Editor of the Journal of the History of Ideas. In the past, he has also served as Director of the Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique/NYU) and, with Gisèle Sapiro, as the co-Principal Investigator of the FACE Foundation's PUF grant Crossroads in Intellectual History (2016-2021).