Faculty

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.

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.

Etienne Balibar

Visiting Professor of French and Romance Philology
Columbia University

Etienne Balibar is currently Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Université Paris-Nanterre and Emeritus Professor of Humanities at UC Irvine, Visiting Professor (French and Comp Lit) at Columbia (2012-2014)

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.

Akeel Bilgrami

Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy
Columbia University

Akeel Bilgrami is Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. He earned his BA from Bombay and Oxford and his PhD from Chicago. 

Christopher L.  Brown

Professor of History
Columbia University

Christopher L. Brown, professor, specializes in the history of eighteenth century Britain, the early modern British Empire, and the comparative history of slavery and abolition, with secondary interests in the age of revolutions and the history of the Atlantic world.

Jean Cohen

Nell and Herbert M. Singer Professor of Political Thought
Columbia University

Jean Cohen specializes in contemporary political and legal theory, continental political thought, contemporary civilization, critical theory, and international political theory.

Sarah Cole

Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Sarah Cole specializes in British literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, with an emphasis on the modernist period. Areas of interest include war; violence, sexuality and the body; history and memory; imperialism; and Irish literature of the modernist period.