Fall 2010

Pranab Bardhan

Professor of Economics
University of California, Berkeley

Pranab Bardhan is Professor of the Graduate School at the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

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.

Ira Berlin

Distinguished University Professor
University of Maryland

Ira Berlin has written extensively on American history and the larger Atlantic world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly the history of slavery.

Akeel Bilgrami

Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy
Columbia University

Akeel Bilgrami is Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. He earned his BA from Bombay and Oxford and his PhD from Chicago. 

Robin Blackburn

Professor
University of Essex

Robin Blackburn teaches at the New School in New York and the University of Essex in the UK. He is the author of many books, including The Making of New World Slavery, The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery, Age Shock, Banking on Death, and The American Crucible.

Peter K. Bol

Charles H. Carswell Professor East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Harvard University

Peter K. Bol's research is centered on the history of China’s cultural elites at the national and local levels from the 7th to the 17th century.

Christopher L.  Brown

Professor of History
Columbia University

Christopher L. Brown, professor, specializes in the history of eighteenth century Britain, the early modern British Empire, and the comparative history of slavery and abolition, with secondary interests in the age of revolutions and the history of the Atlantic world.

Terry Castle

Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities
Stanford University

Terry Castle has taught English literature at Stanford since 1983. She specializes in the history of the novel, especially the works of Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, and Austen.