Matthew Finck

Graduate Student


I am a historian of Modern Europe with a focus on intellectual and cultural history. My research centers on the intersection of political thought, revolutionary movements, and visual and material cultures of the political Left. My dissertation examines the influence of astronomy and other reflections on celestial bodies on the political imaginaries of revolutionary socialist movements and thinkers in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. My research interests include democratic and political theory, utopian imaginaries, visual and material culture, and critical theory.

Committee Members: Enzo Traverso, Claudia Verhoeven, Ray Craib