Prof Peter Mann
Peter Mann, Ph.D., 
Assistant Professor of Arts and Humanities
  • Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Structured Liberal Education, Stanford University, 2012 - 2016

  • Teaching Fellow, Introduction to Humanities, Stanford University, 2012

  • Lecturer, History Department, University of San Francisco, 2011

  • Whiting Fellow, 2010 - 2011

  • Author, “The Good European in the Great War: Thomas Mann’s Reflections of an Unpolitical Man and the Politics of Self, Nation, Europe,” Journal of European Studies (Winter 2016)

Peter Mann is a historian and all-purpose humanist. His work as a scholar concerns the role early twentieth-century intellectuals played in defining the cultural and political dimensions of European identity. Prior to joining Minerva, he was a lecturer at the University of San Francisco, as well as a Teaching Fellow and a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Stanford University. He is also a graphic artist and cartoonist of the comic strip “The Quixote Syndrome.” Mann earned his joint Ph.D. in History and Humanities from Stanford University.

As a teacher, Professor Mann aims to cultivate in students a tolerance for ambiguity and the ability to think historically. He believes that historical thinking requires skills, such as imaginative empathy and critical reflection, which transcend the discipline of history and are essential to all humanistic inquiry. Professor Mann teaches the first-year Multimodal Communications Cornerstone.