Andrew Hartman is Professor of History at Illinois State University, where he teaches courses in U.S. intellectual, cultural, and political history, as well as courses in the philosophy of history, historiography, and pedagogy. Professor Hartman received his Ph.D. in History from the George Washington University in 2006. Hartman is from Denver and is married to Erica Hartman. They have two sons, Asa and Eli.
Andrew Hartman's first book, Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2008. Hartman’s second book, A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2015 and has been widely reviewed in popular and academic journals ranging from The Wall Street Journal and New Republic to the American Historical Review and Reviews in American History. Hartman is currently at work on his third book, Karl Marx in America, which is contracted to be published by the University of Chicago Press. Hartman is the winner of two Fulbright Awards. He was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark for the 2013-14 academic year, and he is the Fulbright British Library Eccles Center Research Scholar for the 2018-19 academic year. He is an editorial advisor for the University of Chicago Press, and is an Organization of American Historians (OAH) Distinguished Lecturer for the 2015-2021 period. He was the founding President of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH), and he wrote for the Society’s award-winning blog from 2007 until his retirement from the blog in 2018. Hartman has been published in a host of academic and popular venues, including the Washington Post, Baffler, Chronicle of Higher Education, American Historian, Journal of American Studies, Reviews in American History, Journal of Policy History, Salon, Jacobin, Bookforum, and In These Times. Hartman also co-hosts a podcast dedicated to intellectual history, titled "Trotsky and the Wild Orchids."