Werner Sollors received his Ph.D. degree from the Freie Universität Berlin. He joined the Harvard faculty in 1983, taught for more than three decades, and is now the Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of English, Emeritus. He has also taught in Berlin, New York, Oxford, Paris, Bern, Venice, Rome, Jerusalem, Nanjing, and Abu Dhabi, and at the Cà Foscari Harvard Summer School in Venice. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Academia Europaea, he is the author of such books as Beyond Ethnicity, Neither Black nor White yet Both, Ethnic Modernism, and The Temptation of Despair. He has edited more than two dozen books and coedited, with Greil Marcus, A New Literary History of America. Together with Alide Cagidemetrio, he is currently at work on the book Face to Face with Antiquity, about travelers to ancient sites. He has served as study leader of HAA trips from Prague to Berlin, around the Iberian Peninsula, and to Japan by Sea, and he is scheduled for a trip to Peru in 2022.
Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of African American Studies, Emeritus