Visiting Speakers

Ronald Beiner

Professor of Political Science
University of Toronto

Ronald Beiner is a Professor of Political Sciencel at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Catherine Besteman

Francis F. Bartlett and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor of Anthropology
Colby College

Catherine Besteman is the Francis F. Bartlett and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor of Anthropology at Colby College. She received her PhD from the University of Arizona and has taught at Colby College since 1994. Her book Transforming Cape Town received the Leeds Honor Book Award from the Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology. During the 2012-13 academic year, she completed an ACLS Fellowship at the Heyman Center.

Remo Bodei

Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University

Remo Bodei is a Fellow at the Italian Academy, Columbia.  He also serves as professor at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, working alternately in the two institutions.

Chiara Bottici

Assistant Professor
New School for Social Research

Chiara Bottici's research interests include modern philosophy, social and political philosophy, contemporary Italian, German, and French philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy and literature.

Julian Bourg

Associate Professor of History
Boston College

Professor Bourg’s research interests include nineteenth and twentieth century European intellectual history, intellectuals and politics, the history of terrorism, history and film, modernism and postmodernism, and biopower.

James R. Brennan

Assistant Professor
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

James R. Brennan is an Assistant Professor in the History Department and African Studies Department at the University of Illinoies, Urbana-Champaign focusing on Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Political History of Tanzania and Kenya.

Eric Bulson

Associate Professor of English
Claremont Graduate University

Eric Bulson is currently an Associate Professor of English at Claremont Graduate University, though before that he taught at Columbia University, Yale University, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He is himself a Columbia graduate receiving his Ph.D in English and Comparative Literature in 2004. Some of his most noteworthy publications include “Little Magazine, World Form” in the Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms, as well as Novels, Maps, Modernity: The Spatial Imagination, 1850-2000, published in 2007.

Martin Conboy

Professor of Journalism History
University of Sheffield

Martin Conboy is Professor of Journalism History at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom.