Martin A. Berger is Acting Dean of the Arts and Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in English and Art History and received his Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University.
Before arriving at Santa Cruz in 2005, he taught at Northwestern University, UNC Chapel Hill, SUNY Buffalo and Yale. Professor Berger has held fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution, Stanford Humanities Center, and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. He is the author of three books and an exhibition catalogue: Man Made: Thomas Eakins and the Construction of Gilded Age Manhood (2000), Sight Unseen: Whiteness in American Visual Culture (2005), Seeing through Race: A Reinterpretation of Civil Rights Photography (2011), and Freedom Now! Forgotten Photographs of the Civil Rights Struggle (2013).