Darren Staloff

Professor of Humanities

Darren Staloff will be Professor of Humanities starting in Fall 2024. He taught for many years at City University of New York, where he was Professor of American History and Director of the Hertog Scholars Program. and has been a fellow of Princeton University’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. His research focuses on colonial and revolutionary America. He has published The Making of the American Thinking Class: Intellectuals and Intelligentsia in Puritan Massachusetts (Oxford University Press, 1997) and Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson: The Politics of Enlightenment and the American Founding (Hill and Wang, 2007).

Current Project

Staloff’s current book project is The Enlightenment in America: The Transformation of Religion from Physico-Theology to Christian Humanism, a study of the moral and social theory and politics from the early eighteenth century through the Federalist Era.


  • Ph.D. in History, Columbia University, 1991
  • M.Phil. in History, Columbia University, 1986
  • M.A. in History, Columbia University, 1985
  • B.A. in History, Columbia University, 1983

Publications - Books

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