Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Damien Mahiet

Director of Academic Programs, Lecturer in Humanities


Damien Mahiet is Director of Academic Programs at the Cogut Institute and Lecturer in Humanities. He provides administrative support for the Collaborative Humanities Initiative and Doctoral Certificate as well as the institute’s communications and programs. His research focuses on the ways musical ideas and practices have informed political history in general and international relations in particular. Trained in political thought (M.A. Sciences Po Paris) and musicology (Ph.D. Cornell University), he was a fellow at Harvard University’s Mahindra Humanities Center in 2012–13. His work has appeared in Eighteenth-Century Music, 19th-Century Music, Dance Research, History of European Ideas, and the Journal of International Political Theory. He coedited L’Institution musicale (Delatour, 2011) and Music and Diplomacy from the Early Modern Era to the Present (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). He serves as a review editor-at-large of the H-Diplo network.