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Russell A. Berman

Stanford University

Russell A. Berman is the Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities, appointed in the departments of German studies and comparative literature. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1979 and has received many awards, including a Mellon Faculty Fellowship at Harvard, an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in Berlin, the best book award from the German Studies Association, and in 1997 he was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Federal Service Cross) of the Federal Republic of Germany. He received Stanford’s Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching (2013) and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching (2014). Berman served as senior advisor on the Policy Planning Staff of the United States Department of State (2019-2020), as a member of the Commission on Unalienable Rights, and a member of the National Humanities Council. He is also a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution where he directs the Working Group on the Middle East and the Islamic World. For many years, he served as the editor of the journalTelos, a quarterly journal of critical theory. At Stanford, he has served in numerous administrative capacities, and is now director of the department of Comparative Literature.

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