Roosevelt Montás, Ph.D.
“Liberal Education: Why, How, and For Whom”
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Dr. Montás, senior lecturer in American Studies and English at Columbia, is the author of several works including Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation (Princeton, 2021).
Dr. Montás was director of the Center for the Core Curriculum at Columbia College from 2008 to 2018. He specializes in antebellum American literature and culture, with a particular interest in American citizenship. His dissertation, Rethinking America: Abolitionism and the Antebellum Transformation of the Discourse of National Identity, won Columbia University’s 2004 Bancroft Award. In 2000, he received the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student.
This event is co-sponsored by the Vincent J. Rosivach Lecture Series in Ancient Mediterranean Studies, the Humanities Institute, and the Magis Core.