Faculty

Brent Edwards

Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Professor Edwards specializes in African-American and African diasporic literature, 20th-century poetry, Francophone literature, translation theory and jazz.

Kenneth T. Jackson

Jacques Barzun Professor of History and the Social Sciences
Columbia University

Kenneth T. Jackson is the Jacques Barzun Professor of History and the Social Sciences at Columbia University, where he has also been Chairman of the Department of History.

David Johnston

Professor of Political Science
Columbia University

David Johnston's research interests include theories of justice, the liberal tradition of political theory, and the history of political thought.

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.

Eugenia Lean

Professor of East Asian Language-Culture
Columbia University

Professor Lean is interested in a broad range of topics in late imperial and modern Chinese history with a particular focus on the history of science and industry, mass media, consumer culture, emotions and gender, as well as law and urban society. She is also interested in issues of historiography and critical theory in the study of East Asia.

Sharon Marcus

Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Sharon Marcus is Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University as well as the co-founder and co-editor in chief of Public Books, a bimonthly review of books, arts, and ideas.

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