Professor of Globalization and the Arts
Daniel Herwitz is Fredric Huetwell Professor of Comparative Literature, Philosophy and History of Art at the University of Michigan where for a decade he directed the Institute for the Humanities. Herwitz is also Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town. From 1996-2002 he was Chair in Philosophy at the University of Natal, Durban. From his engagement with a South African University during the moment of democratic transition came his book of essays, "Race and Reconciliation" (2003) and a decade later, "Heritage, Culture and Politics in the Postcolony" (2012). Herwitz has published nine books including "The Star as Icon" (2008) and his first book, on the modern painter of India M.F. Husain, "Husain", which won a National Book Award in India (1988). His most recent book, "Aesthetics, Music and Politics in a Global Age", is forthcoming from Bloomsbury Press in London. His short stories have appeared in "Michigan Quarterly Review".