Ehrman Professor of European History Emeritus
Union College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1965
London School of Economics, Junior Year Abroad, 1963-64
Harvard University, Ph.D., 1971
Valedictorian, Union College, 1965
Phi Beta Kappa
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, 1965-66
Danforth Foundation Fellowship, 1966-71
Herbert Baxter Adams Award for 1973 (American Historical Association Award for best first book in European history)
Academy of Literary Studies, 1986
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, l996
Science Prize of the Aby Warburg Foundation, Hamburg, 2003
Faculty Research Lecture, U. of California, Berkeley, 2006
Festschrift, The Modernist Imagination: Intellectual History and Critical Theory, eds., Warren Breckman, Peter Gordon, A. Dirk Moses, Samuel Moyn, and Elliot Neaman (Berghahn Books, New York, 2009)
Conference on “Discussing Modernity: A Dialogue with Martin Jay,” Wrocław, Poland (October 15-17, 2010)
Employment & Teaching
Teaching Fellow, Harvard University, 1967-71
Academic Tutor, Black Community School, Columbia, South Carolina, 1967
Assistant Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley, 1971-76
Associate Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley, 1976-82
Senior Associate Member, St. Antony's College, Oxford, 1974-75
Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley, 1982-
Collége Internationale de Philosophie, Paris, Spring, 1985
School of Criticism and Theory, Dartmouth College, Summer, 1986
Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge, January-June 1989
Non-resident Fellow, Humanities Research Institute, UC Irvine, Fall 1989
Mellon Professor, Summer Faculty Seminar, Tulane University, Summer 1990
Fellow of the Townsend Center for the Humanities, University of California, Berkeley, 1991-92
School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University, Summer 1998
Social Science Research Council Dissertation Seminar, 2009
Co-Director of the Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, U. of California, Berkeley, 2007-2016.
Visitor, Department of Political Science, U. of Delhi, India, January, 2012.
Shinhan Distinguished Professor, Underwood International College, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, May-June, 2013
Fellowships Awarded Since Ph.D.
University of California Regents' Summer Faculty Fellowship, summer 1973.
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1974-75.
National Endowment for the Humanities, 1974-75 (not accepted).
American Council of Learned Societies, 1978-79 (not accepted).
National Endowment for the Humanities, 1979-80.
American Council of Learned Societies, 1984-85 (not accepted).
Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship, 1984-85.
Humanities Research Fellowship, U.C.B. - 1988.
American Council of Learned Societies, 1988-89.
Humanities Research Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 1993-94
University of California President's Research
Fellowship in the Humanities, 1993-94
Stanford Humanities Center, 1997-98
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2001-2002
National Humanities Center, North Carolina, 2005-2006
American Academy in Berlin, 2010
Born: May 4, 1944, New York City
Marital Status: Married, one step-daughter, one daughter
The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research, 1923-50(Boston, Little, Brown and Co., 1973); Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Turkish, Chinese, Indonesian, Greek, Portuguese and Serbo-Croation editions. Pirated Korean editions. Second English edition with new preface, University of California Press, l996.
Marxism and Totality: The Adventures of a Concept from Lukács to Habermas, (Berkeley, University of California Press; 1984); Japanese edition.
Adorno(London, Fontana Modern Masters Series; Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1984); Italian, Portuguese, Slovenian, Spanish, Japanese, Turkish, and two Chinese editions (PRC and Taiwanese).
Permanent Exiles: Essays on the Intellectual Migration from Germany to America(New York, Columbia University Press, 1985) Japanese edition.
Fin-de-Siécle Socialism and Other Essays(New York, Routledge, 1988), Spanish and Japanese editions.
Force Fields: Between Intellectual History and Cultural Criticism(New York, Routledge, 1993); Japanese edition.
Downcast Eyes: The Denigration of Vision in Twentieth-Century French Thought(Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993); Spanish edition.
Cultural Semantics: Keywords of the Age(Amherst, Mass., U. of Massachusetts Press, 1998).
Refractions of Violence(New York, Routledge, 2003); Japanese edition.
Songs of Experience: Modern American and European Variations on a Universal Theme(Berkeley, University of California Press, 2004); Polish and Spanish editions.
The Virtues of Mendacity: On Lying in Politics(Charlottesville, Va., University of Virginia Press, 2010).
Essays from the Edge: Parerga and Paralipomena (Charlottesville, Va., University of Virginia Press, 2011).
Russian and Italian translations to The Virtues of Mendacity
Discussing Modernity: A Dialogue with Martin Jay, eds. Dorota Koczanowicz, Leszek Koczanowicz, and David Schauffler (Amsterdam, Rodolphi, 2013).
Kracauer l’Exilé (Paris, Bord de l’eau, 2014).
Reason After its Eclipse: On Late Critical Theory (Madison, Wi., U. of Wisconsin, 2016).
Festschriftfor Leo Lowenthal, Telos, 45 (Fall, 1980).
An Unmastered Past: The Autobiographical Reflections of Leo Lowenthal(Berkeley, University of California Press, 1987).
The Weimar Republic Sourcebook(with Anton Kaes and Edward Dimendberg) (Berkeley, University of California Press, 1994).
Vision in Context: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Sight(with Teresa Brennan) (New York, Routledge, 1996).
Reification: A New Look At An Old Idea(Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2008)
Empires of Vision: A Reader (with Sumathi Ramaswamy) (Durham, NC, Duke U. Press, 2014).
Regular column in Salmagundi, 1987-present.