Joel Revill

Brown University

Joel Revill is the associate dean of the faculty and an adjunct assistant professor of history at Brown University.

Revill’s primary research area is the history of philosophy under the French Third Republic.  His work covers the tradition of épistémologie from its prehistory in the 1870s to its dispersal in the 1960s with special focus on Emile Brunschvicg, Gaston Bachelard, and Bachelard’s students Althusser, Bourdieu, and Foucault.  He has recently published on 19th-century neo-Kantian philosopher Emile Boutroux and on Elie Halévy, one of the most important liberal thinkers of the Third Republic. He has taught courses on the Historiography of the French Revolution and the French Revolutionary Tradition (1789-1875).

Previously Revill taught at Williams College and Reed College after receiving his Ph.D. in European History from Duke University in 2006.

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