Jonathan Hansen

Harvard University

Jonathan M. Hansen is senior lecturer on social studies and faculty associate, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, at Harvard University. An intellectual historian by training, he is the author of The Lost Promise of Patriotism: Debating American Identity, 1890-1920 and Guantanamo: An American History (2011), along with articles, editorials, and book reviews on U.S. imperialism, nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and race and ethnicity. Hansen is currently working on a biography of Fidel Castro.

Featured Work

July 1917: U.S. Secretary of War, blindfolded, draws the first number in the draft lottery.

MAR 24, 2014 Article

The Lost Promise of Patriotism: Jonathan Hansen on World War I (Part II)

"What does it mean to be patriotic in a nation founded on a set of putative universal principles and composed primarily of immigrants and their ...

From the cover of "The Lost Promise of Patriotism"

MAR 17, 2014 Article

The Lost Promise of Patriotism: Jonathan Hansen on World War I (Part I)

Jonathan Hansen refers to a group of American scholars, public intellectuals, and social reformers—such as W. E. B. Du Bois, Eugene V. Debs, Jane ...