Faculty

Jamal Joseph

Professor of Professional Practice, School of the Arts
Columbia University

Jamal Joseph is a writer, director and Professor of Professional Practice at Colubia University School of the Arts in the Film Department. Joseph has written and directed for Black Starz, HBO, Fox TV, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros., and A&E.

Ira Katznelson

Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History
Columbia University

Ira Katznelson is Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University; Research Associate, Centre for History and Economics, Cambridge University; and, since 2012, President of the Social Science Research Council. He served as President of the American Political Science Association in 2005-06, as Chair of the Russell Sage Foundation Board of Trustees from 1999-2002, and as President of the Social Science History Association in 1997-98.

Joel Kaye

Professor of History
Barnard College

Joel Kaye, Professor of History, joined the Barnard faculty in 1992. His scholarly interests center on medieval intellectual history, with special interest in the history of science and the history of economic and political thought. His research and scholarship have been supported by the Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies; the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers; the National Science Foundation; and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Laurel Kendall

Adjunct Professor of Anthropology
Columbia University

As an anthropologist of Korea, Dr. Kendall has been working with and writing about Korean shamans for nearly thirty years. Having attended their performances in the early 1970s as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Korea, she became interested in the relationship between this largely female tradition and the operation of gender in Korean popular religion. In 1989, Dr. Kendall collaborated with documentary filmmaker Diana Lee in filming the story of a shaman's initiation, a visual complement to her books.

Elisabeth Ladenson

Professor of French and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Elisabeth Ladenson is Professor of French and Comparative Literature and General Editor of Romanic Review. She studied at Paris VII (DEUG, 1981) and the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1984) before going on to graduate work at Columbia (M.A. 1988, M.Phil., 1992, Ph.D., 1994). She taught at the University of Virginia from 1992 to 2005. At UVA, she directed the Comparative Literature program from 1998-2004.

Sharon Marcus

Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Sharon Marcus is Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University as well as the co-founder and co-editor in chief of Public Books, a bimonthly review of books, arts, and ideas.

Mark Mazower

Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies
Department of History
Columbia University

Mark Mazower is a historian and writer, specialising in modern Greece, 20th century Europe, and international history.

Frederick Neuhouser

Viola Manderfeld Professor of German & Professor of Philosophy
Barnard College

Frederick Neuhouser's areas of expertise include German philosophy, Marxism, psychoanalysis, critical social theory, and social and political philosophy.