Faculty

Jeremy Dauber

Associate Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture
Columbia University

Jeremy Dauber's research interests include older Yiddish literature, Yiddish and Hebrew literature of the Jewish Enlightenment and the nineteenth century, and Yiddish theater.

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.

Victoria de Grazia

Moore Collegiate Professor of History
Columbia University

Victoria de Grazia is Moore Collegiate Professor of History at Columbia University and a scholar of European and American History.

Mamadou Diouf

Leitner Family Professor of African Studies and History
Columbia University

Mamadou Diouf's research interests include urban, political, social and intellectual history in colonial and postcolonial Africa.

Marwa Elshakry

Associate Professor of History
Columbia University

Marwa Elshakry, Associate Professor, specializes in the history of science, technology, and medicine in the modern Middle East.

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.

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, Gender and Sexuality, is the Executive Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities and Society of Fellows.

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).