Faculty

Sayantani DasGupta

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Faculty, Master's Program in Narrative Medicine
Columbia University

Sayantani DasGupta is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and a faculty member in the Master's Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. She is co-chair of the Columbia University Seminar in Narrative, Health and Social Justice and also teaches in the graduate program in Health Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College.

Jeremy Dauber

Associate Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture
Columbia University

Jeremy Dauber's research interests include older Yiddish literature, Yiddish and Hebrew literature of the Jewish Enlightenment and the nineteenth century, and Yiddish theater.

Vincent Debaene

Associate Professor of French
Columbia University

Vincent Debaene received his academic training in France, where he was a fellow of the École normale supérieure. He received his doctorate from the University of Paris-Sorbonne in 2004. He was a Lecturer at Yale University in 1996-1997, taught for two years in high school in Antananarivo (Madagascar), and for four years at the University of Paris-Sorbonne

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Professor of French
Columbia University

Souleymane Bachir Diagne received his academic training in France. An alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure, he holds an agrégation in Philosophy (1978) and he took his Doctorat d’État in philosophy at the Sorbonne (1988) where he also took his BA (1977).

Mamadou Diouf

Leitner Family Professor of African Studies and History
Columbia University

Mamadou Diouf's research interests include urban, political, social and intellectual history in colonial and postcolonial Africa.

Geraldine Downey

Professor of Psychology
Columbia University

Professor Downey's main interest is the study of personal and status based rejection. In her current work, she is exploring people's expectations of rejection and their impact on the perception of other people's behavior, in anticipation of and following social encounters.

Eric Foner

DeWitt Clinton Professor of History
Columbia University

Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia, and the author of numerous works on American history. Among his best-known books are Free Soil, Free Labor Free Men (1970), Tom Paine and Revolutionary America (1976), Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution (1988), and The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery (2010).  His books have won numerous awards, including the Bancroft, Pulitzer, Lincoln, and Los Angeles Times book prizes.

Eileen Gillooly

Executive Director
Heyman Center for the Humanities

Eileen Gillooly, Adjunct Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, is the Executive Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities and Society of Fellows.