Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, University of California, Irvine
Daimler Fellow - Class of Spring 2009
Edward Dimendberg currently is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, Visual Studies, and German at the University of California, Irvine, and a University of California President’s Research Fellow in the Humanities. He has received grants and fellowships from the German Fulbright Commission, the J. Paul Getty Trust, Graham Foundation, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Social Science Research Council, and the International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna. From 2005 to 2008 he served as the first Multimedia Editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, and he remains a frequent lecturer at schools of architecture, museums, cinema studies programs, and film festivals. His book Film Noir and the Spaces of Modernity is a key contribution to scholarship on cinema and the city in the 1940s and 1950s. Together with Anton Kaes and Martin Jay, he co-edited The Weimar Republic Sourcebook. As Sponsoring Editor in the Humanities at the University of California Press from 1990 to 1998, Dimendberg acquired and published manuscripts in philosophy, twentieth-century Art, film studies, and European intellectual history. He is a General Editor of the Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism book series and of the Flashpoints electronic book series.