Headshot of Benjamin Hein as he appears in the video series for the Choices Program.

Benjamin Hein

Brown University

Benjamin P. Hein is Assistant Professor of History at Brown University and teaches courses on European and global history. Born and raised near Frankfurt, Germany, he moved to the United States to earn a B.A. in economics and history (Emory University) and a Ph.D. in history (Stanford University). Interested in histories of migration, cultures of work, and political economy, he is currently at work on his first book, titled “The Migrant’s Spirit: Industrial Revolution in the German Lands.” The study explores the impact of nearly a century of trans-Atlantic migration to the Americas on European work cultures, economic thought and institutions, and commercial law.

Hein’s videos will be used as part of our forthcoming (2024) unit on Weimar Germany.

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