Fall 2009

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.

Marcellus Blount

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Marcellus Blount specializes in African-American and American Studies, poetry, popular culture, and gender studies.

Alan Brinkley

Allan Nevins Professor of American History
Columbia University

Alan Brinkley specializes in the history of twentieth-century America. From 2003 to 2009, he was University Provost, and before that he was chair of the Department of History. In 1998-99, he was the Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University, and in 2011-2012, he was the Pitt Professor of American History at the University of Cambridge. He has been a member of the Columbia faculty since 1991.

David Bromwich

Sterling Professor of English
Yale University

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale University.

Judith Butler

Maxine Elliot Professor
University of California, Berkeley

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley.

Caroline Bynum

Professor Emerita, School of Historical Studies
Institute for Advanced Studies

Caroline Bynum’s work has been instrumental in introducing the concept of gender into the study of medieval Christianity.

Nancy J.  Chodorow

Professor Emerita
University of California, Berkeley

Nancy J. Chodorow is Professor Emerita at University of California, Berkeley.  Her research interests include psychoanalytic theory and clinical methods, psychoanalysis, gender and sexuality, psychoanalytic sociology and anthropology, and feminist theory and methods.

Noam Chomsky

Institute Professor of Linguistics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Noam Chomsky is a US political theorist and activist, and Institute Professor of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).