Peter E. Gordon works chiefly on themes in Continental philosophy and social thought in Germany and France in the late-modern era, with an emphasis on critical theory, Western Marxism, the Frankfurt School, phenomenology, and existentialism. He regularly teaches a survey of German Social Thought from Nietzsche to Habermas, and a survey of French Social Thought from Durkheim to Foucault. He also offers graduate seminars on themes in modern Continental social theory and intellectual history, including regularly-offered seminars on Adorno, Habermas, and political theology. Primarily a scholar of modern European social theory, he has published major work on Heidegger, the Frankfurt School, Jürgen Habermas, and Theodor W. Adorno. He has also written on Max Weber, theories of secularization, political theology, theories of historical ontology and historical epistemology, Adorno's music criticism, social theory after the Holocaust, and modern Jewish thought.