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Michael Li, History, Tulane University

Michael Li

Biography

Michael is a PhD student in U.S. intellectual history. He received a BA in history from Berkeley and an MA in jazz history from Rutgers. He has taught jazz and music history at Rutgers, as well as American history and Gulf South music history at Tulane, where he is currently working on a dissertation tentatively titled “Noam Chomsky’s Use of the History of Science.” His research has appeared in Stanley Corngold’s Walter Kaufmann: Philosopher, Humanist, Heretic (Princeton University Press, 2018) and Henry Martin’s Charlie Parker, Composer (Oxford University Press, 2020).

Interests

Emerson, Whitman, Dickinson, Hart Crane, Faulkner, Welty, Walter Kaufmann, Harold Bloom, Noam Chomsky, Jelly Roll Morton, Armstrong, Earl Hines, Parker, Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney, Peter Gay, Jonathan Spence, Kris Lane.