Faculty

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.

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.

William Theodore de Bary

John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus
Columbia University

Professor de Bary's scholarly work has focused on the major religious and intellectual traditions of East Asia, especially Confucianism in China, Japan, and Korea. He began his career as a teacher at Columbia in 1949 when he undertook to develop the undergraduate general education program in East Asian Studies.

Eric Foner

DeWitt Clinton Professor of History
Columbia University

Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia, and the author of numerous works on American history. Among his best-known books are Free Soil, Free Labor Free Men (1970), Tom Paine and Revolutionary America (1976), Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution (1988), and The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery (2010).  His books have won numerous awards, including the Bancroft, Pulitzer, Lincoln, and Los Angeles Times book prizes.

Pierre Force

Professor, Department of French and Romance Philology
Columbia University

Pierre Force is the Professor and Dean of Humanities in the Department of French and Romance Philology at Columbia University

Eileen Gillooly

Executive Director
Heyman Center for the Humanities

Eileen Gillooly, Adjunct Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, is the Executive Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities and Society of Fellows.