Faculty

Saskia Hamilton

Professor of English and Director of Women Poets at Barnard Program
Barnard College

Saskia Hamilton joined the Barnard faculty in 2002. She is the author of As for Dream (Graywolf Press, 2001), Divide These (Graywolf, 2005), and Canal: New and Selected Poems (Arc Publications [UK], 2005).

Richard Howard

Professor of Practice, School of the Arts
Columbia University

Richard Howard is the author of fourteen books of poetry, including Untitled Subjects (1969), Trappings (1999), and Talking Cures (2002), as well as the critical study Alone with America and the critical prefaces of the anthology Preferences.

Robert Hymes

Hymes H. Walpole Carpentier Professor of Chinese History
Columbia University

Robert Hymes' work so far has focused on the social and cultural history of middle period and early modern China, drawing questions and sometimes data from cultural anthropology as well as history, and using the methods of the local historian to study elite culture, family and kinship, medicine, religion, gender, and (currently) the changing role and form of Chinese social networks from the tenth through the seventeenth centuries.

Ira Katznelson

Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History
Columbia University

Ira Katznelson is Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University; Research Associate, Centre for History and Economics, Cambridge University; and, since 2012, President of the Social Science Research Council. He served as President of the American Political Science Association in 2005-06, as Chair of the Russell Sage Foundation Board of Trustees from 1999-2002, and as President of the Social Science History Association in 1997-98.

Mark Mazower

Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies
Department of History
Columbia University

Mark Mazower is a historian and writer, specialising in modern Greece, 20th century Europe, and international history.

Perry Mehrling

Professor of Economics
Barnard College

Perry G. Mehrling is Professor of Economics at Barnard College, with an academic focus on history and foundations of monetary economics

Edward Mendelson

Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities
Columbia University

Edward Mendelson is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities.

Richard Peña

Professor of Professional Practice in Film
Columbia University

Richard Peña has been at Columbia since 1989, becoming full time in 1996 and being named Professor of Professional Practice in 2003; from 2006-2009 was a Visiting Professor in Spanish at Princeton University.