Visiting Speakers

Una Chaudhuri

Collegiate Professor and Professor of English and Drama
New York University Abu Dhabi

Una Chaudhuri is Collegiate Professor and Professor of English and Drama. She is the author of No Man’s Stage: A Semiotic Study of Jean Genet’s Plays, and Staging Place: The Geography of Modern Drama, as well as numerous articles on drama theory and theatre history in such journals as Modern Drama, Theatre Journal, and Theatre.

Alexander Chee's most recent novel, The Queen of the Night, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He is a recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award and the NEA in fiction, and teaches currently at Columbia University's MFA in Writing.

Joseph Cleary

Visiting Professor of English
Yale University

Joe Cleary is a Visiting Professor at Yale University and a Professor in English at NUI Maynooth. He was educated in NUI Maynooth and in Columbia University, New York, where he studied with Edward W. Said. He is the author of Literature, Partition and the Nation-State: Culture and Conflict in Ireland, Israel and Palestine (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002) and Outrageous Fortune: Capital and Culture in Modern Ireland (Dublin: Field Day Publications, 2007).

Jennifer Cole

Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development
University of Chicago

Jennifer Cole is a social and cultural anthropologist whose work examines how personal change and individual development shape, and are shaped by, broader political, economic and cultural transformations: the unruly terrain where person and history meet.

Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé

Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature
Fordham University

Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé's research focuses on contemporary Hispanic Caribbean transitions, queer diasporas, New York in Latino literature and film, urban Latino culture, sexuality studies, and the writings of José Lezama Lima.

Suzanne Daly

Associate Professor of English
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Suzanne Daly received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MA and PhD from Columbia University. Professor Daly’s fields of research and teaching include Victorian literature and culture, literary theory, and the history of the British empire, with special focus on the novel.

Shamita Das Dasgupta


Shamita Das Dasgupta is a cofounder of Manavi (New Jersey), the first organization in the U.S. to focus on violence against South Asian immigrant women. She has been engaged in advocacy to end violence against women for over thirty years. Shamita has taught at Rutgers University and is currently teaching as an adjunct professor at NYU Law School.

Thomas David

Professor of International History

Thomas David is Professor of International History at the University of Lausanne and co-founder of the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur l'international (Crii) with Professor Jean-Christophe Graz. His main research fields are: Swiss and transnational elites, transnational philanthropy, and development policies during the 19th and 20th centuries. His work is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach that combines archival research with network analysis as well as multiple correspondence analysis. He is also Director of the College of Humanities in Lausanne.