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Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley

Ellen Maria Gorrissen Fellow - Class of Fall 2010


Martin Jay, a leading scholar of European intellectual history, visual culture, and critical theory, is the author, most recently, of The Virtues of Mendacity: On Lying and Politics (Virginia, 2010). Other books include Songs of Experience: Modern European and American Variations on a Universal Theme (California, 2004), Refractions of Violence (Routledge, 2003), Downcast Eyes: The Denigration of Vision in Twentieth-Century French Thought (California, 1993), Permanent Exiles: Essays on the Intellectual Migration from Germany to America (Columbia, 1985), and Marxism and Totality: The Adventures of a Concept from Lukács to Habermas (California, 1984). His influential study of the Frankfurt School between 1923 and 1950, The Dialectical Imagination (Little, Brown, & Co, 1973) won the Herbert Baxter Adams Award from the American Historical Association Award for best first book in European history. Jay has received prizes and fellowships from the Danforth Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Aby Warburg Foundation, among others.