• Visiting Speakers

    Each semester, the Heyman Center welcomes dozens of prominent academics, critics, authors, journalists, artists, and performers from around the world.  These visiting speakers participate in conferences and deliver lectures that are generally free and open to the public.

  • Faculty

    Many of Columbia's faculty members participate in Heyman Center programming throughout the year as featured speakers, interlocutors, chairs, and in various other capacities.

  • Fellows

    Each year, the Heyman Center provides support to a variety of fellows.  HCH-supported fellows include: The Heyman Center Fellows, a cohort of senior faculty, junior faculty, and advanced graduate students at Columbia who meet regularly and receive support to advance their work-in-progress; Public Humanities Fellows, who receive support in partnership with the New York Council for the Humanities; and the members of the Society of Fellows in the Humanities, for which the Heyman Center provides offices and other sources of support.

  • Staff

    Our staff carries out the programming, business, communications and marketing, and administrative functions of the Heyman Center at its East Campus offices.

  • Advisory Board

    Our Advisory Board includes some of Columbia's most prominent professors from across various fields in the humanities and social sciences.

People

Spotlight On

Rigoberto Gonzalez

Poet

Visiting Speakers

Rigoberto González was born in Bakersfield, California and raised in Michoacán, Mexico. He is the author of several poetry books, including So Often the Pitcher Goes to Water until It Breaks (1999), a National Poetry Series selection; Other Fugitives and Other Strangers (2006); Black Blossoms (2011); and Unpeopled Eden (2013), winner of a Lambda Literary Award. He has also written two bilingual children’s books, Soledad Sigh-Sighs (2003) and Antonio’s Card (2005); the novel Crossing Vines (2003), winner of ForeWord Magazine’s Fiction Book of the Year Award; and a memoir, Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa (2006); and a book of stories Men without Bliss (2008). 

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