Faculty

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.

Stefan Andriopoulos

Professor of Germanic Languages
Columbia University

Stefan Andriopoulos is the author of, most recently, Ghostly Apparitions: German Idealism, the Gothic Novel, and Optical Media (Zone Books, 2013). His previous book Possessed: Hypnotic Crimes, Corporate Fiction, and the Invention of Cinema (University of Chicago Press, 2008) won the SLSA Michelle Kendrick award for best academic book on literature, science, and the arts.

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.

Susan Bernofsky

Associate Professor of Writing
Columbia University

Susan Bernofsky’s literary translations include seven works of fiction by the great Swiss-German modernist author Robert Walser, as well as novels and poetry by Jenny Erpenbeck, Yoko Tawada, Gregor von Rezzori, Uljana Wolf and others. She chairs the PEN Translation Committee and is co-editor (with Esther Allen) of the 2013 Columbia University Press anthology In Translation: Translators on Their Work and What It Means.

Susan Boynton

Professor of Historical Musicology
Columbia University

Susan Boynton is Professor of Historical Musicology at Columbia University, where she joined the faculty in 2000. Her research interests include liturgy and music in medieval Western monasticism, particularly the abbey of Cluny; manuscript studies; music in the Iberian Peninsula; and music and childhood.

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.

Tina Campt

Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Barnard College

Tina Campt is Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Director of the Africana Studies Program at Barnard College. Professor Campt’s research theorizes gendered, racial and diasporic formation in black communities in Germany, and Europe more broadly.

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.