Fall 2014

Miguel de Beistegui

Professor of Philosophy
University of Warwick

Miguel de Beistegui was educated in France (BA, MA in Philosophy at the Sorbonne), the US (Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago), and Germany (Postdoc, Hegel-Archiv, Bochum). He specializes in 20th century German and French philosophy, and has published books and articles in the following areas: ontology, metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics and politics.

Diogo Sardinha

President
Collège International de Philosophie, Paris

Diogo Sardinha is the President of the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris where he also heads the research program "Violence and Politics" (2010-2016). He studied philosophy at Lisbon (B.A. 1997) and at Paris-Nanterre (M.A. 1999, Ph.D 2005) before continuing his research in São Paulo and Berlin.

Cristobal Silva

Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Cristobal Silva is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University where he teaches colonial and early American literature and culture as well as the history of medicine and of new world epidemics.

Rachel Adams

Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Rachel Adams is a writer and Professor of English and American Studies at Columbia University. She is the author of numerous academic articles and book reviews, as well as three books: Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery (Yale University Press, 2013), which won the Delta Kappa Gamma Educators' Award; Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination and Continental Divides: Remapping the Cultures of North America (both published by the University of Chicago Press). She is co-editor (with Benjamin Reiss and David Serlin) of Keywords for Disability Studies (NYU Press, 2015), (with David Savran) of The Masculinity Studies Reader (Blackwell, 2002) and editor of Kate Chopin's The Awakening (Fine Publications, 2002). Her public writing has also appeared in such places as the New York Times, Washington Post, Salon, Chronicle of Higher Education and the Times of London. In 2012 she won a Lenfest Distinguished Columbia Faculty award.

Sunil Agnani

Associate Professor of English and History
University of Illinois at Chicago

Sunil Agnani holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor with the Department of English and the Department of History, and teaches courses on the European Enlightenment, eighteenth-century British and French literature and thought, and on the literature of empire and decolonization.

Dohra Ahmad

Associate Professor of English
St. John's University

Dohra Ahmad has been teaching at St. John’s University since 2004, having received her PhD from Columbia University that same year. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in twentieth- and twenty-first century postcolonial and world Anglophone literature, postcolonial theory, World Literature pedagogy, American and ethnic American literature, and utopian fiction.

Siraj Ahmed

Associate Professor of English
Lehman College, City University of New York

Siraj Ahmed (Associate Professor, Department of English; Director, Program in Comparative Literature) received his B.A. in English and Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. He is the author of The Stillbirth of Capital: Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India (Stanford University Press, 2012

Mary Grace Albanese

PhD candidate in English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Public Humanities Fellow at the Heyman Center Mary Grace Albanese is a doctoral candidate in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.As a Public Humanities Fellow, Mary Grace will create a forum for the collection, translation, and publication of Haitian history as told by Haitians themselves. Through a trans-lingual oral history initiative, the project aims to preserve and transmit contemporary Haitian narratives.