Mitchell Cohen specializes in 19th and 20th century political theory and contemporary European and Middle Eastern politics. He teaches courses on political thought, comparative government, and politics and literature. at Baruch College.

Cohen has been National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and a visiting professor at Stanford. He is co-editor of Dissent, and traveled to Eastern Europe to cover the collapse of communism for its pages. He is a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities.

Cohen is the author of The Wager of Lucien Goldmann (1994), and Zion and State (1987; French translation, 1990), which won Baruch College's Presidential Scholarship Achievement Award. He has also edited Princeton Readings in Political Thought (1995) and Rebels and Reactionaries: An Anthology of Great Political Stories (1992).

In addition to American scholarly journals, he has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The Times Literary Supplement (London), Musik und Asthetik, Les Temps Modernes (Paris), Reset (Rome), MicroMega (Rome), Aesthetik and Kommunikation (Berlin), Etcetera (Mexico City), Nexus (the Netherlands), and Davar (Tel Aviv). He is "American Correspondant" of "Raisons politiques" (Paris Institute of Politics) and is a member of the editorial board of "Jewish Social Studies."

Last Updated: September 4, 2017