S.M. Mendel (Mendy) Bindell
PhD Candidate in Intellectual History
Dr. Herschel Smith Fellowship
Doctoral thesis: "Concrete Dreams: Utopia, Ideology and the Social Power of Art"
Master of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, 1st Class
Bachelor of Arts in Religion and English Williams College, Highest Honors (English), cum laude
Led undergraduate supervisions for courses on the relation of Judaism and Christianity, and Modern Judaism (Faculty of Divinity).
Lectured on climate change, industrialization and the socioeconomics of modernity from an intellectual historical standpoint (Faculty of History)
Developed and led undergraduate seminars on the histories of climate change and religion (Faculty of History, Histroical Argument and Practice Graduate led teaching).
Co-lectured and helped develop two graduate-level courses on cultural theory, aesthetics and popular culture with Dr. Martin Ruehl (Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages).
Teaching Assistant, History and Politics Tripos, Evidence and Argument Course
At Villiers Park Educational Trust, Developed and taught two, one-week intensive history courses for high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
At Oxbridge Academic Programs (Jesus College, Cambridge), developed and taught a one-month course on public speaking and debate (including lectures on Greek philosophy, rhetoric, cultural studies and literature).
"The Nexus of Art, Politics & Culture in the Modern Age." Lecture at Oxbridge Academic Programs, Jesus College, Cambridge. July 2019.
"Economic Liberalism, Industrialization, Social Transformation and Climate Change." Guest Lecture at Villiers Park Educational Trust. October, 2019.