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Russell A. Berman

Russell A. Berman, PhD

Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities
FSI Senior Fellow, by courtesy
Europe Center Affiliated Faculty

Department of Comparative Literature
Stanford University
Building 260, Room 201
Stanford, CA 94305-2030

(650) 723-1069 (voice)
(650) 725-8421 (fax)

Research Interests

German literature and culture; cultural relations between Europe and the United States


Russell Berman is the Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, with appointments in Comparative Literature and German Studies and courtesy appointments at FSI and the Hoover Institution. He is an expert on German literature and culture and on cultural relations between Europe and the United States.

Most recently, he has published research on the cultural phenomoenon of anti-Americanism. He is currently chair of the Department of Comparative Literature and previously served as associate dean and as director of Stanford's Overseas Studies Program. He is on the advisory board of the group Business for Diplomatic Action. He has been awarded fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the German Academic Exchange Service.

The German government awarded him the Bundesverdienstkreuz award. He received a BA from Harvard University in 1972, and a PhD from Washington University in 1979.

Stanford Affiliations

Comparative Literature
German Studies