Neven Brady Leddy

Contract Instructor

Degrees:B.A. (Bishop’s), M.Phil (Dublin), D.Phil (Oxford)


Neven is an historian of the eighteenth century Atlantic World, specializing in cultural and intellectual history. He has taught in the Humanities and Social Sciences at numerous Canadian universities.  At Carleton he teaches World History for the History Department and teaches in the College of Humanities.  His research interests include the history of political thought and ideas, migration and education. Neven’s current research centers on the experience of studying abroad in eighteenth-century Europe.  This investigation regularly takes him to Geneva, Scotland, New York and more recently to South Carolina.

Research Interests

• The Enlightenment in the Old World and the New
• Migration in the Atlantic World

Recent Publications

Kellow, Geoffrey and Neven Leddy, eds.  On Civic Republicanism.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016.

Leddy, Neven. “Grave, Philosophical and Cool Reasoner: Mary Wollstonecraft on the use of gender in Adam Smith.” The Adam Smith Review 7 (2013).

Leddy, Neven and Avi Lifschitz, eds. Epicurus in the Enlightenment. Oxford: The Voltaire Foundation, 2009.

Current Projects

Founding Fathers and Sojourning Sons: Educating American Boys in the Atlantic World

Gallatin’s cohort: a Genevan diaspora in Britain, France and the Early American Republic.