Curriculum Vitae

(A complete academic CV may be downloaded here)


  • Judy Chandler Webb Distinguished Chair for Innovative Teaching and Research, University of California, Berkeley (2013-present)
  • Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley (from July 1999)
  • Professor of Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (July 1996-September 2000)
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, The University of Pennsylvania (July 1995-July 1996)
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, The University of Pennsylvania (July 1988-July 1995)
  • Instructor in Philosophy, Wesleyan University (July 1987-July 1988)
  • Research Associate, Georgetown University (August 1979-August 1980)

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (summer 2010)
  • Erskine Visiting Fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (spring 2005)
  • Visiting Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (summer 2003)
  • Visiting Fellow, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (2000)
  • Visiting Professor, Universität Bielefeld (1994-1995)

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar (2019-20)
  • Einstein Visiting Fellow, Berlin (2016-20)
  • Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2010-11)
  • Humboldt Research Award (“Forschungspreis”) from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2004-2005); Wiedereinladung/Follow-up Invitation (2010)
  • Humanities Research Fellowship, UC Berkeley (spring 2001; 2010-11; 2016-17)
  • Lilly Foundation Teaching Fellow (1990-91)
  • Summer Research Grants from the University of Pennsylvania Research Foundation (1989; 1992; 1993)
  • Mrs. Giles Whiting Dissertation Fellowship (at Princeton)
  • Overall Distinction on Oxford B.Phil. (thesis and exams)
  • Carroll A. Wilson Fellowship (for study at Oxford)
  • Phi Beta Kappa at Williams (junior year)


  • Princeton University: Ph.D., Philosophy (1988)
  • University of Oxford: B.Phil., Philosophy (1983)
  • Williams College: B.A., History of Ideas, summa cum laude (1979)