Fredric Huetwell Professor of Comparative Literature, History of Art and Philosophy, University of Michigan
Daniel Herwitz is Fredric Huetwell Professor of Comparative Literature, History of Art and Philosophy at the University of Michigan where for a decade he directed the Institute for the Humanities. Deeply engaged in the Digital Humanities, Herwitz is a founding member of the HASTAC Steering Committee (Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory). From 2002-2012 he was Chair in Philosophy at the University of Natal, Durban and participated in the South African transition to democracy. Herwitz has published nine books most recently The Star as Icon (2008) and Heritage, Culture and Politics in the Postcolony (2012).