Michael Lang

Ph.D. University of California, Irvine

My field of research is modern Europe with emphasis in intellectual history, international relations, and the connections between the two. I define Europe within the context of world history and strive for a reflective understanding of the historical practice. I teach the European survey as well as advanced and graduate courses in international affairs, globalization, the history of theory, and methodology.



  • Review of Kellie Jones, South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s (Durham: Duke University Press, 2017), Journal of African American History 106 (Winter): 160-162


  • Review of Robert C. Holub, Nietzsche in the Nineteenth Century (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018), Journal of Modern History 92 (June): 458- 460


  • Review of Hugo Drochon, Nietzsche’s Great Politics (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016), Journal of Modern History 91 (June): 468-469


  • “The Harmony of Interests,” Arnold J. Toynbee, Il mondo oltre le civiltà, eds. Federico Leonardi and Luca Maggioni (Milano: Edizione Unicopli/The University of Milan), 87-92


  • “Evolution, Rupture, and Periodization,” Cambridge History of the World, Volume 1: Introducing World History, to 10,000 BCE, ed. David Christian (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 84-109


  • “Histories of Globalizations,” A Companion to Global Historical Thought, eds. Prasenjit Duara, Viren Murthi, and Andrew Sartori (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell), 399-411


  • Review of H.L. Wesseling, A Cape of Asia: Essays on European History, (Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2011), Reviews and Critical Commentary: A Forum for Research and Commentary on Europe (online)


  • “Globalization and Global History in Toynbee,” Journal of World History 22 (December): 747-783


  • “It’s Only a Job: The Social Organization of Indifference in Losey’s ‘Mr. Klein,’” Jura Gentium Cinema 2010 (online
  • Review of John M. Headley, The Europeanization of the World: On the Origins of Human Rights and Democracy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007), European History Quarterly 40 (July): 525-526


  • “David S. Ware,” African American National Biography, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbothom, eds. (New York: Oxford University Press) (online)


  • Review of Steven L. Isoardi, The Dark Tree: Jazz and Community Arts in Los Angeles (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006), Journal of African-American History 93 (Spring): 307-309


  • “Globalization and Its History,” The Journal of Modern History 78 (December): 899-931


  • “Modern, Postmodern, World,” Palgrave Advances in World Histories, ed. Marnie Hughes-Warrington (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan): 168-188


  • Review of Brian W. Blouet, Geopolitics and Globalization in the Twentieth Century(London: Reaktion Books, 2001),” Journal of World History 15 (September): 405-407


  • “Mapping Globalization or Globalizing the Map: Heidegger and Planetary Discourse,” Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 36 (Fall/Winter): 239-250
  • “Globalization Discourse and the European Perspective,” Global Dialogue 5,(Summer/Autumn): 118-127
  • “Germany between Nietzsche and Wagner,” Intellectual News: Review of the International Society for Intellectual History 11/12 (Summer): 86-89