Fall 2012

Arash Abizadeh

Associate Professor of Political Science
McGill University

Arash Abizadeh's research interests include the history of political philosophy, contemporary political theory, nationalism, democratic theory, and discourse ethics.

Joseph M. Adelman

Visiting Assistant Professor, History Department
Framingham State University

Joseph M. Adelman is a historian of early American media, communication, and politics,  and he is currently completing a book manuscript on the business of printing and the circulation of political news between 1763 and 1789.

Chris Adrian


Chris Adrian is the author of the novels The Great Night, The Children's Hospital, Gob's Grief, and the short story collection A Better Angel.

Michele Alacevich

Assistant Professor of History and Director of Global Studies
Loyola University, Maryland

Michele Alacevich is Director of Global Studies and Assistant Professor of History at Loyola University, Maryland.

Carlos J. Alonso

Morris A. and Alma Shapiro Professor in the Humanities
Dean of the Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences
Columbia University

Carlos J. Alonso came to the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia in fall 2005 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was the Edwin B. and Leonore R. Williams Professor of Romance Languages. Prof. Alonso became Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in July 2011.

Eleanor Antin


Eleanor Antin works in photography, video, film, installation, performance, drawing and writing. Her one-woman exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum and a major retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which traveled to St. Louis and toured the UK.

Gareth Austin

Head of the International History Department
Graduate Institute Geneva

Gareth Austin is the current Head of the International History Department at the Graduate Institute Geneva. His research and teaching interests are in African, comparative and global economic history. His primary research has focused on West Africa, especially Ghana and the pre-colonial kingdom of Asante. A former editor of the Journal of African History, he is currently president of the European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH). He is also on the advisory boards of the Journal of Global History, the new journal Economic History of Developing Regions, and the Brill book series in Global Economic History. 

Elazar Barkan

Professor of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University

Elazar Barkan is Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, Director of SIPA's Human Rights Concentration, and Director of Columbia's Institute for the Study of Human Rights.  His research interests focus on human rights and on the role of history in contemporary society and politics and the response to gross historical crimes and injustices.