Liisi Keedus is a historian of modern political thought, with a particular interest in the political ideas in inter-war Europe. She has worked on twentieth century German-Jewish political thinkers, Weimar social, legal and humanist thought, historicism, as well as on the making of the “new political science” in post-World War II America. She authored The Crisis of German Historicism: The Early Political Thought of Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss (2015, Cambridge University Press).

She is leading an ERC Starting Grant, "Between the Times: Embattled Temporalities and Political Imagination in Interwar Europe."