Jon Stewart was Associate Professor at the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre
at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is currently at Harvard University at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. In 2007 he was elected as a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. He has had several guest professorships in different countries. He is the recipient of many academic awards and prizes, including prestigious grants from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Belgian American Educational Foundation, the Heinrich Hertz Foundation, the Collegium Budapest, Institute for Advanced Study and German Academic Exchange Service. He has led large group projects sponsored by the Danish Research Council for the Humanities and Nordforsk, that is, the Nordic Research Council.
He is the author of 8 books, including Kierkegaard’s Relations to Hegel Reconsidered (Cambridge University Press 2003) and most recently Søren Kierkegaard: Subjectivity, Irony and the Crisis of Modernity (Oxford University Press 2015). This latter work is currently being translated for publication in several foreign languages. He has published 6 volumes of translations and is the editor of 44 and co-editor of 37 anthologies. He has published around 100 academic articles in scholarly publications and has given around 150 academic talks at universities around the world.
He is known for his work in the field of Kierkegaard studies. Most notably, he is the general editor of the three publication series, Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, Texts from Golden Age Denmark and Danish Golden Age Studies. He is the coeditor of the journal, the Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook and its accompanying Kierkegaard Studies Monograph Series.
In 2013, at the request of the University of Copenhagen, Professor Stewart made the online course: “Søren Kierkegaard: Subjectivity, Irony and the Crisis of Modernity.” This course appeared on the Coursera platform initially in the fall of 2013 and ran again in the fall of 2014 and the spring of 2015. It is currently still running as an on-demand course. To date this course has had more than 70,000 online students from all over the world.