Born in Germany, Danilo Scholz has studied history and philosophy at the University of Cambridge and the École normale supérieure in Paris. He specializes in the history of modern political thought and European intellectual history. His Ph.D., which he completed at the École des Hautes études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), investigated concepts and critiques of the state in twentieth-century French thought. As a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, he began work on an intellectual biography of the Hegelian philosopher and influential European bureaucrat Alexandre Kojève (1902-1968). The Fulbright-Schuman Postdoctoral Grant will allow Danilo to finish this project at Columbia University.