Carla Hesse is the Peder Sather Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. A Berkeley native, she received her BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz (’79), her MA and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University (’82, 86′), and has been a member of the Berkeley faculty for almost thirty years.
Carla Hesse specializes in the history of modern Europe, with particular expertise in its cultural and social aspects. She is the author and editor of numerous books and articles, and the recipient of notable awards and prizes, including a Guggenheim fellowship and the prestigious Aby Warburg Prize. In 2010 she was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.