T.H. Breen is an Early American historian interested in the history of political thought, material culture, and cultural anthropology. A Guggenheim fellow, he has held appointments at the Institute for Advanced Study and the National Humanities Center as well as the Pitt Professorship of American History and Institutions at Cambridge University and the Harmsworth Professorship at Oxford University. He has won several awards for distinguished teaching, including one from the Northwestern Alumni Society. He is the founding director of the Chabraja Center for Historical Studies and is currently a visiting professor in the Humanities Division at California Institute for Technology (2012-2013).