wildercf AT mailbox DOT sc.edu
Colin Wilder is the Associate Director of CDH. He completed his Ph.D. in German history in 2010 at the University of Chicago, studying under Constantin Fasolt. His doctoral thesis at Chicago explored the development of natural and civil rights as well as the growth of theories of liberty and equality in the Holy Roman Empire, especially in the region of Hesse, between the Reformation and the Enlightenment. For more information, see his academia.edu site (http://sc.academia.edu/ColinWilder) and the Republic of Literature. Before this recent stint of respectable employment, he obtained a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale, worked as a paralegal, trained as a financial analyst at a hedge fund and taught high school math in the Bronx.
There are several ways of living, some better than others, and everyone is free to choose that one which he prefers. --Grotius, The Law of War and Peace (1625)