Fall 2006

Aijaz Ahmad

Marxist thinker, Critic, and Commentator

Aijaz Ahmad is the author of many influential books on literature, politics, and cultural theory, including In Theory, Lineages of the Present, and In Our Time: Empire, Politics, Culture.

David Armitage

Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History
Harvard University

David Armitage, MA, PhD, CorrFRSE, FRHistS, FAHA, is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History and Chair (2012-14, 2015-16) of the Department of History at Harvard University, where he teaches intellectual history and international history. He is also an Affiliated Professor in the Harvard Department of Government, an Affiliated Faculty Member at Harvard Law School and an Honorary Professor of History at the University of Sydney. He is on leave for the academic year 2014-15.

Christopher Baswell

Ann Whitney Olin Professor of English
Barnard College

Professor Baswell rejoined the faculty at Barnard College and Columbia University after a period as Professor of English and Associate Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UCLA, 2001-2008.

Barry Bergdoll

Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History
Columbia University

Professor Bergdoll's broad interests center on modern architectural history, with a particular emphasis on France and Germany between 1750 and 1900. Trained in art history rather than architecture, he has an approach most closely allied with cultural history and the history and sociology of professions. He has studied questions of the politics of cultural representation in architecture, the larger ideological content of nineteenth-century architectural theory, and the changing role of both architecture as a profession and architecture as a cultural product in nineteenth-century European society.

Nancy Birdsall

Founding President
The Center for Global Development

Nancy Birdsall is the Center for Global Development's founding president.

James Chandler

Barbara E. & Richard J. Franke Distinguished Service Professor
University of Chicago

James Chandler is the Barbara E. & Richard J. Franke Distinguished Service Professor, Director of the Franke Institute for the Humanities, and Co-Director, Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago.

Patricia Dailey

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Patricia Dailey specializes in medieval literature and culture (English, Dutch, French, and Italian) and critical theory, focusing on women's mystical texts, visions, Anglo-Saxon poetry and prose, medieval rhetoric, hermeneutics, and theology.

Jenny Davidson

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Jenny Davidson is an author and Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.