Josef Chytry

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Josef Chytry (shown with Lech Walesa (right) in Gdansk, Poland in 2013) is a senior adjunct professor of CCA's undergraduate Critical Studies Program and Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies. He is managing editor of Industrial and Corporate Change (Oxford University Press) at the Institute for Business Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, and was included in the 2007, 2008, 2009 editions of Who's Who in America.

Josef Chytry is author of Mountain of Paradise: Reflections on the Emergence of Greater California as a World Civilization (2013), Unis vers Cythere: Aesthetic-Political Investigations in Polis Thought and the Artful Firm (2009), Cytherica: Aesthetic-Political Essays in an Aphrodisian Key (2005), and The Aesthetic State: A Quest in Modern German Thought (1989). He is co-editor of Understanding Industrial and Corporate Change (2005) and Technology, Organization, and Competitiveness: Perspectives on Industrial and Corporate Change (1998). Finally, Josef Chytry is author of the novels The Saint in Bohemia (2013) and Pfleghof: A Theophanic Tale (1994), as well as poems in Lucubrations: Collected Poems (2013) and the play Rhea Silvia (2002).

Josef Chytry received his D.Phil in Politics and the History of Ideas from the University of Oxford, a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University, and a B.A. with special honors in international affairs from The George Washington University. He was a Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, as well as a graduate student in philosophy at the University of Heidelberg. He received an Honored Instructor award from the University of California Berkeley Extension program in 2009.

Josef Chytry is faculty advisor for the Epsilon chapter, UC Berkeley, of the Delta Phi Epsilon National Foreign Service Fraternity. He is a regular lecturer on Cal Alumni Discoveries tours to the Mediterranean, Baltic, East Europe, Italy, Switzerland, and France.

Senior Adjunct Professor, Critical Studies

BA, George Washington University; MIA, Columbia University; DPhil, University of Oxford